Why So Much Snow? Summer-Like Wind Pattern Brings Denver Biggest Snow In Years
DENVER (CBS4) – Most residents in the Denver metro area woke up to 6-12 inches of snow Thursday morning. Instead of the heaviest snow falling in the foothills as expected, a shift in the wind pattern Wednesday evening caused the biggest 2-day snow total in Denver since 2016.
The Littleton, Federal Heights, Highlands Ranch, and South Denver areas saw the most snow with more than a foot in each of these areas.
Ironically, areas above 6,000 feet south and west of Denver saw lower snow totals. These areas almost always get more snow than Denver with the type of storm that hit late Wednesday.
Officially Denver received 9.6 inches of snow which is the…