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The science behind Denver’s unexpected winter storm

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Homeowner is enveloped by a stream of snow as he struggles to clean up more than a foot of snow left by a late winter storm that swept through the region Thursday, February 25, 2021, in southeast Denver. Photo by David Zalubowski / AP Images

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The snow that fell in the Denver metro area on Wednesday evening may have surprised us, but the humidity was welcomed.

Andy Stein • February 26, 2021

If you were surprised to wake up Thursday with nearly a foot of snow on your doorstep, you certainly weren’t alone. As snow showers were forecast, the storm dumped a shocking amount of powder across much of the metropolitan area. The Denver International Airport weather station reported 9.6 inches of snow, and some areas of downtown reported more than a foot.

But how could a storm of this magnitude sneak up on us? What happened is something that makes Denver’s weather unique and is truly an awesome weather event. Let’s go dig:

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Maybe it’s the meteorologist in me speaking, but the weather in Denver is so cool. Because of the topography around us, wild things – like what happened …

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