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From the Glenwood Springs Post Independent (Jane Urquhart):

As of Thursday morning, the water department had recorded 25.80 inches of snowfall during the month, spread over 15 days, including 3 inches of new snow on Wednesday night and early Thursday. That total is about average. The plant, at 8,161 feet in elevation, sees lesser amounts of snow than the Aspen Skiing Co. records on the mountains. The Skico tallied 41 inches of snowfall atop Snowmass for the month, 46 inches at Aspen Highlands, 35 inches on Aspen Mountain and 27 inches at Buttermilk, said spokesman Jeff Hanle. “All things considered — a decent December,” he said.

The snowfall total at Highlands (measured in Highland Bowl, but not at the bowl summit) was actually a bit above average, while snowfall at Snowmass was 95 percent of average. The Aspen Mountain total was 88 percent of average for the month, Hanle said.

From the Longmont Times-Call:

Last week’s pre-Christmas storm brought Longmont’s snowfall total for this winter to 36.7 inches, more than double the average season total of 17.5 inches.

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