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By: DenverMark , 2:40 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
SNOW DECEMBER 23 GOOD FOR A WHITE CHRISTMAS
At our house in Thornton, I measured 8.4" of snow from the December 23 storm. By the next morning it was clear and cold, with lows of +2 at both the airport and here in Thornton, while downtown Denver held at 10 degrees. Afternoon highs ranged from 17 at the airport to 22 in Thornton to 25 downtown.
Interestingly, the north metro area had some of the higher snow totals, with the water treatment plant in Northglenn measuring 11". Eldorado Springs near Boulder had the highest total reported with 11.3". Higher up in the foothills, there was actually less snow. Overall, the 5-10" forecast for the Denver metro area verified quite well.
Christmas morning was cold, with lows reaching -1 at the airport and here in Thornton. Afternoon highs reached the mid to upper 20s. It was a nice white Christmas.
SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTALS 2009-10:
(Through December 31)
At Denver International Airport 37.6"
At our house in Thornton 41.7"
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