The Great Blizzard of 1913 Lecture
On December 1, 1913, snow began to fall in Colorado's central mountains. By December 5, nearly sixty inches of snow had fallen along the mountains and Front Range from Las Vegas, New Mexico, all the way to Casper, Wyoming. The storm had tremendous impacts, from collapsed roofs to stalled trains. Recordkeeping from the blizzard -- one of the most dramatic weather events in Colorado history -- helps us understand more recent storms. Join 7NEWS Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson, Colorado State Climatologist Nolan Doesken, and Colorado State Historian Dr. Bill Convery as they discuss the science and history of the 1913 Blizzard.