Nightly News | February 03, 2012
>>> a major winter storm hit denver today closing schools, snarling traffic and canceling flights. weather channel meteorologist mike seidel joins me from the thick of it. hi, mike.
>> reporter: hey, good evening, lester. the snowiest month here in denver typically are november, december and march. none of the top 20 storms that hit here this month where the average snowfall is just six inches. today they saw twice that much snow in the foot hits west of town they had as much as four feet. the storm shut down the city early. traffic accident clogged highways and a long stretch of interstate 70 has been closed due to four to five-foot drifts. more than 600 flights are canceled. another three to five inches of snowfall tonight. here is the forecast in denver as the storm heads east and weakens tomorrow. not before omaha picks up at least six inches of snow. sunday rain and snow in the midwest, but dry and 45, mild for the super bowl on super bowl sunday in indianapolis. on a winter that's featured below-average snowfall in the lower 48, denver is one of few cities including seattle and midland, texas, that overachieved, as the snow continues to add up tonight.
>> mike seidel , thank you.