Precipitation news: Arapahoe Basin is reporting 11 inches of new snow, Loveland — 21 inches.

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From the Associated Press via the Colorado Connection:

Northern Colorado got the most snow. Greeley picked up about a foot and Jamestown, in Boulder County, received 18.2 inches. Between 12 and 16 inches of snow fell at Rocky Mountain National Park…

At the Estes Park Mountain Shop outside the park, at least 8 inches of snow had fallen by midmorning.

Up to 8 inches of snow was expected in the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado…

Two resorts that are already open got fresh snow. On Wednesday afternoon, Arapahoe Basin was reporting 11 inches of new snowfall within the past 24 hours, while Loveland was reporting 21 inches.

More coverage from The Pueblo Chieftain (Peter Roper/Anthony A. Mestes/Matt Hildner/Tracy Harmon). From the article:

Statewide, snow from the first storm of the season knocked out power and heat to thousands of homes and businesses on the Front Range and brought more snow to Colorado’s mountains…

Randy Gray, a weather service forecaster, said the snow in the Pueblo area melted almost as fast as it fell, bringing about 0.3 inches of rain with it. The snowfall amounted to about 9 inches in the Rye area and 7 inches in Beulah…

Wednesday’s heavy, wet snow dropped more than 7 inches of snow in Canon City. The snow was light throughout most of the day becoming heavier about 2 p.m. In Custer County, snow accumulations ranged from 3 to 5 inches on the south end of the county to 10-12 inches to the west end of the county, according to road and bridge officials. In the town of Westcliffe accumulations were about 6 inches and road conditions were slushy and icy…

At Monarch Mountain, about 4 inches of new snow had fallen by mid-afternoon Wednesday, said Greg Ralph, marketing manager…

The storm hit hardest in the San Juan Mountains, where Wolf Creek Ski Area reported 18 inches of snow by early evening…

Walsenburg reported 6-8 inches of snowfall.

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