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A line of men with shovels and pickaxes remove snow after the 1913 blizzard in Denver. Photo courtesy of Denver Public Library, Western History Collections

A big snowstorm is coming this weekend, but it will be tough to break the record.

Here's a look at the largest snow totals in Denver's history, as compiled by 9News:

  • 45.7 inches in December 1913: The city came to a standstill for days.
  • 31.8 inches in March 2003: The airport was closed after the canvas roof ripped.
  • 30.4 inches in November 1946: At least 13 people died in this storm.
  • 23.8 inches in December 1982: A white Christmas Eve.
  • 23 inches in April 1885: The largest April storm in city history.
  • 22.7 inches in October 1906: An early blast of winter.
  • 21.9 inches in October 1997: Winds hit 60 mph and the foothills received 4 feet.
  • 21.5 inches in November 1983: Snow removal cost the city $1.5 million.
  • 20.7 inches in December 2006: About 5,000 people were stranded at the airport.

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