Photos: Denver's ten biggest March-April snowstorms

Today's snowfall has certainly been a pain from a commuting standpoint. But it's nothing special in the history of Denver weather (so far), especially considering how often the city is clobbered by spring storms. According to data shared by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, ten of the twenty largest-ever Denver snowfall totals took place in March and April. Look below to count down the top ten, complete with vintage photos and excerpts from news accounts dating back as far as the 1800s. Number 10: April 20-22, 1933 -- 16.8 inches From the Record Journal of Douglas County: "Prospects of bumper crops in northeastern Colorado have brightened as a result of a snow fall of from two feet to eighteen inches over that entire section recently." Number 9: March 20-21, 1952 -- 16.9 inches From The Examiner: "In 1952...a major snow storm produced north wind gusts to 35 mph and dumped 16.9 inches of snowfall on Stapleton Airport. The maximum snow depth on the ground was 13 inches due to melting." Continue counting down Denver's ten biggest April-March snowstorms.
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