Snow streak ends in Denver |

Snow streak ends in Denver

DENVER (AP) ” The streak of days with snow cover in Denver officially ended Tuesday, two days shy of a new record.

Beginning Dec. 21, Denver had 61 straight days of snow cover, defined as having at least an inch of snow on the ground at the former Stapleton International Airport. Only a trace of snow was measured at 6 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

The longest streak of snow cover in Denver was 63 days, measured from Nov. 26, 1983, to Jan. 27, 1984.

In the mountains, the avalanche danger Tuesday was rated considerable ” the third-highest level on a five-level scale ” for much of the northern mountains, including Vail and Aspen, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center said.

Avalanche danger was rated high, the next-highest level, for parts of the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado, including Ouray, Silverton, Telluride and Durango.

The National Weather Service said a storm with the potential to bring more snow and strong wind to eastern Colorado was expected to move in Friday and Saturday, but it was too early to say how strong the storm would be or what path it would take.

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