Snowstorm Dumps 52.5 Inches On Wyoming, Cheyenne Get’s Biggest 24-Hour Snow, Denver’s 4th Biggest!

Written by on March 18, 2021 in United States of America with 0 Comments

The past weekend snowstorm certainly lived up to the billing of an historic event A total of 52.5 inches of snow fell on Windy Peak, Wyoming while 48.5″ fell over Buckhorn Mountain, Colorado.

As with many powerful spring storm systems, severe weather is breaking out on the S Plains and this will spread eastwards through the Deep South. In fact the first March ‘High Risk’ since 2012 has been issued.

Credit: Severe Weather Europe

Credit: Severe Weather Europe

Cheyenne, WY received an official total of 30.8″. This was initially thought to be a new 2-day snow record but fell just shy of a 1949 2-day record of 31.9″.

However, Cheyenne did break a 24-hour record with 22.7″ falling Sunday.

Denver International Airport officially recorded 27.1 inches and this marks the city’s 4th biggest snowfall on record.

Credit: AccuWeather

The system has similar characteristics to the blockbuster March 2003 storm with southbound cold Canadian air meeting copious amounts of warm, moist air being ingested north out of the Gulf of Mexico.

While impressive, the storm didn’t meet the levels of 2003 in which Denver recorded 31.8 inches of snow. The 2nd greatest total and only short of the astonishing 45.7 inches which fell within 5-days back in December 1913.

The 2003 storm dumped 87.5 inches atop Fritz Peak, CO.

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