DENVER (CBS4) – The holiday snowstorm may not have been all that impressive in Denver but it set two new records.

The two-day storm officially dropped 4.8 inches of snow at Denver International Airport.

Of that total, 3.8 inches fell on Feb. 16 with a water content of 0.37 inches.

That broke the previous daily record of 3.4 inches of snow and 0.28 inches of precipitation, both from 1988.

The normal February snowfall in Denver is 7.5 inches and through Feb. 16 we’ve seen 6.7 inches.

Season-to-date there has been 29.9 inches of snow in Denver.

In a typical year we should be at 35.3 inches by the end of February.

Denver’s two snowiest months are still to go with an average of 11.5 inches in March and 9 inches in April.

Meteorologist Chris Spears writes about stories related to weather and climate in Colorado. Check out his bio or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.


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