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Westwide SNOTEL snow water equivalent as a percent of normal December 14, 2014
Westwide SNOTEL snow water equivalent as a percent of normal December 14, 2014

From the Associated Press via Denver.CBSlocal.com:

A fast-moving snowstorm brought more than a foot of snow to some areas of the Colorado mountains as remnants of the so-called Pineapple Express band of storms headed across the Eastern Plains on Saturday and began losing steam.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Colton said Sunday portions of southern Colorado got more than a foot of snow overnight and snow picked up at Colorado ski resorts to the north. He said the storm began slowing down as it crossed the Continental Divide.

Beginning Saturday, Telluride picked up 13 inches of new snow and Winter Park got a foot along with Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. Snowmass reported 6 inches of new snow. Up to 5 inches of snow was forecast for parts of the Eastern Plains.

Colton said the heavy snow came from the remnants of the so-called Pineapple Express band of strong winds and rain that brought floods and mudslides to the West Coast.

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