By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – The biggest winter storm to hit Denver so far this season has also broken a daily snowfall record for the city.

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As of 5 p.m. the official measurement since midnight at Denver International Airport was 7.7″.

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That is both the biggest one day snowfall so far this season and a new record for December 15.

The previous daily record for Dec. 15 was 2.8″ set in 1897.

(credit: CBS4/Colorado's Weather Center)

(credit: CBS4/Colorado’s Weather Center)

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