BLOG NUMBER 23.64
Snow. Some people love it, and some people hate it. It can either create a magical environment during the holidays or be a big nuisance to clean up! But no matter how you feel about it, snow is something that a lot of people deal with each year. And because snow can be dangerous, there is the potential for serious accidents and challenges.
At Swenson Consulting, we’ve worked with many legal professionals and business owners involved in lawsuits or accidents because of snow. And as snow experts, we care about everything related to snow and ice!
We’re continually learning and improving our knowledge… and we’re always interested in a good snow story. So today, we’re sharing about the biggest snowfall in history: the 1921 snowfall in Colorado.
The Biggest Snowfall in History was in Silver Lake Colorado
The Colorado snowfall of 1921 still holds the record for the largest snowfall in the US, despite happening over 100 years ago!
- 192 cm of snow fell between April 14-15, 1921.
- The snowfall was recorded in Silver Lake, Colorado.
- This set the record for the most snow ever measured in a 24-hour period in the US.
- It kept snowing! The snowfall grew to 241 cm in a 32.5-hour period.
- Check out the full story here or listen to the This Day in Weather History podcast
That’s a lot of snow. Can you imagine the impact it had on the community? At that time, they did not have the same advanced snow-removal technology that we have today.
To understand just how serious this snowfall was, the average snowfall in nearby Boulder, Colorado is between 50-70 mm per day. That’s just a fraction of the snow back in April 1921.
A serious snowfall incident like this is the prime condition for slip and fall accidents, damage to property, or major disruption of your day-to-day life. And while this level of extreme snow doesn’t often happen (this event was 100 years ago!), it’s still something that people need to be prepared for.
Experienced Event Planning and Snow Safety
While these types of dramatic snowfalls don’t happen regularly, it’s still important for business owners and individuals to be prepared. You can consult with a snow expert who has experienced event planning for snow. Instead of being caught off guard, businesses can develop a safety plan. This can include:
- Snow plowing services.
- Salting and de-icing services.
- Legal preparation and understanding of your rights and responsibilities.
- Witness services for lawsuits.
- Detailed analysis and review of accidents.
- Weather conditions consultation.
Experienced event planning for a significant snowfall can help keep you and your business out of court if something happens. Slip and fall accidents are common during the icy winter months, and you do not want it to turn into a difficult legal situation.
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