#Snowpack news: A beautiful upslope snowstorm for the #FrontRange, more widespread snow on the way, look out #SanJuan mountains

Westwide SNOTEL basin-filled map November 27, 2019 via the NRCS.

From The Denver Post (Chris Bianchi):

As much as 2 feet of snow fell across parts of the metro area on Monday and Tuesday, and some parts of Colorado saw as much as 33 inches of snowfall from what was likely most of northeast Colorado’s biggest snowstorm in at least three years.

While most of the immediate Denver metro area saw slightly higher snowfall totals, Denver officially received 9.5 inches of snow at the city’s official observation site at Denver International Airport. The 8.5-inch snow on Tuesday made it Denver’s snowiest day since April 16, 2016 -0 a three-and-a-half-year stretch.

It’s also been a long time since Denver’s seen a November snow day of that magnitude. Tuesday was Denver’s snowiest November day since 1994, according to official records from the National Weather Service in Boulder.

For the season, Denver’s now up to 25.7 inches of snowfall so far this winter, making it the snowiest start to a winter season since 2009. That 25.7 total is also already as much as or more than two of Denver’s past three entire winter totals. That’s right: Denver’s already seen more snow than what it saw during the entire 2016-17 winter (21.8 inches) and equal to what it saw in 2017-18 (25.7 inches)…

So far this November, Denver’s now seen 13.2 inches of snowfall, making it the snowiest November since 1994…

In Boulder, a total of 20.7 inches of snow fell, according to the National Weather Service. That made it the city’s third-snowiest day on record, and the snowiest overall since 1979…

Fort Collins saw 11.6 inches of snow on Tuesday, making it the city’s snowiest November day since 1979, and second-snowiest November day ever recorded. The city finished with an impressive 16.5 inches of total snowfall, falling closer to the bull’s-eye of highest snowfall amounts from this storm.

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