By Chris Spears
DENVER (CBS4) – A snowstorm that started on Christmas Eve dropped more than five feet of snow in just three days on Erie, Pennsylvania, and more flakes are in the forecast.READ MORE: Denver Weather: Snow Season Jumps Into Top 10
Erie’s latest total from the National Weather Service was 63.8 inches as of 7 a.m. on Dec. 27. The snow closed Erie’s airport and shut down most all travel.READ MORE: Newest Police Accountability Bill Moves Forward In Colorado, Focuses On De-Escalation And Use Of Force
It was caused by the ‘lake-effect’ which is where winds blow across the warmer waters of the Great Lakes and help to produce localized bands of intense snow.
Several local and state records have been broken by this snow event.MORE NEWS: Grocery Store Shooting: Officer Eric Talley Was Killed Within Seconds Of Entering King Soopers In Boulder
Meteorologist Chris Spears travels weekly in the CBS4 Mobile Weather Lab reporting about Colorado’s weather and climate. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.