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Wednesday Storm Could Break Denver's All-Time February Snow Record

DENVER (CBS4) - With two more storms to arrive before the month ends, Denver is inching toward a new mark in the record books.

This past weekend's long-duration storm event brought 10.5 inches officially, bringing the total snow so far in February to 17.2 inches.

That's just 4.9 inches shy of tying the all-time snowiest February on record when 22.1 inches fell in 1912.

If Denver's official snow measuring site at Denver International Airport can measure five inches of snow between now and 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, we'll rewrite the history books.

PHOTO GALLERY: Late February Snowstorm 2015

Denver's 30-year average snowfall during the month of February is 5.7 inches, and the average over the entire climate record is 7.5 inches.

Who would have thought that a month which started off with record heat could end up so cold and snowy?

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The first in a series of snow makers will move into the Front Range on Wednesday.

This storm system has the potential to drop several inches of snow before moving out on Friday.

Another snow maker will follow close behind and is expected to arrive by late Saturday.

Meteorologist Chris Spears writes about stories related to weather and climate in Colorado. Check out his bio or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.

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