DISCUSSION: As the clocks turn back to April 14-15, 1921, we arrive at a very historic winter blast which impacted parts of the Rocky Mountains. The graphic attached above is the article taken from the Monthly Weather Review which was published in February 1953. As reflected by the notes displayed in graphic above, a snowfall of 87 inches feel in just 27.5 hours during the period from April 14 to 15, 1921 at Silver Lake, Colorado. Based on the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information - Climate snowfall extremes page, Silver Lake measured a 2-day value of 95 inches! https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/snow-and-ice/snowfall-extremes/CO. To learn more about this particular event, feel free to click on the following link which is the actual article from the Monthly Weather Review journal: https://goo.gl/TTriK0.
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