100th Anniversary of the Great Colorado Snowstorm of 1913

Imagine living 100 years ago in 1913, at an age when automobiles were new and increasing.  Transportation in Colorado was a mix of trains, street cars (in Denver), automobiles and horses.  We remember the biggest snowstorm in the past 100 years which occurred December 1st through December 5th of 1913.  Denver received 46 inches of heavy wet snow which shut down all transportation into and out of Denver on the 4th.  As a result of this storm, December 1913 was the wettest December on record in Denver.  In Georgetown, a total of 86 inches of snow fell that week, with 63 inches falling on the 4th.

Further overview and some amazing pictures can be found here (use Ctrl + to enlarge graphic if needed)...

www.crh.noaa.gov/images/bou/precip/VerticalPoster1913Snowstorm.pdf

Here's a list of the biggest snowstorms for Denver since 1881;


Snowfall (Inches)

Dates

45.7

Dec 1-5, 1913

31.8

Mar 17-19, 2003

30.4

Nov 2-4, 1946

23.8

Dec 24, 1982

23.0

Apr 23, 1885

22.7

Oct 20-23, 1906

21.9

Oct 24-25, 1997

21.5

Nov 26-27, 1983

20.7

Dec 20-21, 2006

19.3

Jan 29-31, 1883

19.0

Apr 24-25, 1935

18.7

Mar 5-6, 1983

18.5

Mar 20-22, 1944

18.2

Apr 17-19, 1920

18.0

Mar 19-20, 1907

18.0

Mar 31-Apr 1, 1891

17.7

Nov 19-21, 1979

17.3

Apr 2, 1957

16.9

Mar 20-21, 1952

16.8

Apr 20-22, 1933

16.5

Sep 26-28, 1936

16.0

Oct 3-5, 1969

15.9

Feb 2-4, 2012

15.8

Apr 26-27, 1972



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