(DENVER) — Record-setting snowfall is accumulating across the Midwest where areas of many states are under winter weather warnings, advisories, or even blizzard warnings until at least Friday evening.
The snow began early Friday morning and has been falling at rates of two to three inches per hour. Areas near Boulder have reported over 26 inches of snow, and the Winter Storm Warning in Denver has been extended until 5 a.m. Saturday, by which point areas northwest of the city could see nearly three feet of snow.
According to ABC News Meteorologist Max Golembo, the storm could be the biggest on record for the month of February, when Denver usually averages just six inches of snow during the whole month.
Denver has had a snowy winter, despite below-average snowfall totals in the eastern U.S.
Snow from the storm is forecast for Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas. It is not expected to bring significant snow to the eastern part of the country.
The largest snowfall on record for Denver is 45.7 inches, set in 1913.
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Megan McNulty, Deseret News
Eric Bradner, CNN
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