FourFourFiveTwo – 4:00pm EST November 24, 2019:The snowstorm from the mountains in Colorado, the snow that fell in some places, the flooding, all of those things all contributed to the biggest and most dramatic blizzard of the season.
But it didn’t begin until 2:15am on Tuesday and it wasn’t even the first blizzard to hit the Denver metro area in a while.
As a result, it was a little over an hour after the blizzard officially began in Denver.
On the surface, this was an ordinary day for Denver.
The temperatures had been in the low 30s and the snow had melted.
But as the morning got underway, the city saw the largest snowfall in decades.
As of 7am Tuesday, Denver had received over 17 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service, and more than 5 feet of it fell in the city.
That’s the largest amount of snowfall since May 18, and the biggest in Denver since records began.
Snow began falling around 6:00am in the foothills, but the snow melted away by 10:30am, and it was already clear the day would be a record-breaking one.
In the past few days, the heavy snowfall had started to accumulate in the mountains.
By the time it started to fall in the Denver area, it had already dumped more than a foot of snow on the area.
The heaviest snowfall of the week, however, was not in Denver, but in the town of Rocky Mountain, which is in the middle of the mountains, just a couple miles west of the city of Denver.
A report from The Denver Post said that between 2:30 and 3:30pm, about 9.7 inches of heavy snow had fallen in the area and about 5.2 feet of that had fallen on Rocky Mountain.
The snowfall was so heavy that it caused a temporary evacuation order for a small town in the mountainous area.
On Monday, the Denver Department of Public Works issued a snowfall warning for a section of the north-south mountain corridor that extends from the city to the Colorado River, which connects to the Great Basin.
That same area, along with the surrounding areas, had already received a lot of heavy rainfall this week.
A spokesperson for the Denver Office of Emergency Management told the AP that the area was still experiencing heavy snow on Tuesday morning and the city was asking people to avoid driving.
However, according the Denver Post, the storm was likely to be a temporary one.
The snowfall from this week could continue into Wednesday.