Snowpack news: Widespread snow across Colorado helps snowpack #COdrought #COwx


From the Fort Collins Coloradoan:

Much of Colorado enjoyed a white Christmas after a storm dumped up to 8 inches of snow in the northwest part of the state and up to 7 inches along the Front Range. The National Weather Service reported more than 8.2 inches west of Steamboat Springs and almost 7 inches near Eldorado Springs outside Boulder. Up to 6 inches was reported in the Grand Valley in west-central Colorado. The Denver area reported 2 to 2½ inches.

From The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Charles Ashby):

Monday’s storm left about 3.2 inches of the white stuff on the Grand Valley by the time it cleared out of the area early Tuesday. That’s an inch below the record set back in 1962, according to weather service data.

Powderhorn Mountain Restore atop the Grand Mesa reported Tuesday that the Christmas Eve storm dumped 14 inches of snow on its slopes, leaving it a base of about 38 inches.

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