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Old 02-24-2013, 04:01 PM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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I easily have over a foot here in Highlands Ranch. I have shoveled twice already. This is awesome. We really needed this.

 
Old 02-24-2013, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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According to the NWS, 7.9" here in Louisville. I am cherishing every flake!

ETA: DH just measured in our yard, 8.5". We are on top of S. Boulder Rd, usually get more snow than downtown Lsvl. I have no idea where the NWS measures the snow.
 
Old 02-24-2013, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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"Official" observing stations are normally at airports. The NWS uses trained spotters and collects data from them. We are spotters in the Nederland area. We measured 13" here, reports vary from location to location. Mike Nelson on 7News reported 16" for Nederland.
You can see reports here: National Weather Service Text Product Display
 
Old 02-25-2013, 07:44 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Watching Denver news this morning looks like that area got hammered with snow. Another snow storm forecast Tuesday.
 
Old 02-25-2013, 01:46 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Public information statement
national weather service grand junction co
125 pm mst mon feb 25 2013

the following are preliminary 24 hour precipitation reports from
western colorado and eastern utah, ending around 8 am monday. The
first value is rainfall or water amounts in snow, and the second
value is snowfall, when appropriate. Amounts are in inches.


Official climate stations of eastern utah:

Monticello #2, 0.10, 1.0.


Unofficial stations:

6 miles south of mesa, 0.04, 1.0.
1 mile southeast of steamboat springs, 0.05, 1.1.
2 miles north of wolcott, 0.11.
Powderhorn ski, 0.14, 2.0.
3 miles south of ridgway, 0.08, 3.4.
Snowmass ski, 0.11, 2.0.


Additional unofficial reports:

Wolcott 2n 0.11 0.7
cimarron 11s 0.01 1.0
mesa 6sse 0.07 1.7
 
Old 02-26-2013, 08:07 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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2" of snow this morning .16 water content.

A quick moving Pacific storm system will impact the region today through Wednesday morning, bringing more snow to the region, mainly to the mountain areas and the valleys of northwest and west central Colorado. Snowfall of 4 to 8 inches is expected over most mountain areas in western Colorado with locally higher amounts in the Gorge area of the NW San Juans. The I-70 corridor from DeBeque to Vail is expecting 2 to 5 inches with 2 to 4 inches over the Montrose and Gunnison Valleys. Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for those areas. The rest of the mountains will generally see 1 to 4 inches, with less than 2 inches in the valleys. Another weaker disturbance brushes by the area on Thursday, with high pressure moving in for the weekend, bringing a warmup to near and above normal temperatures.
 
Old 02-26-2013, 08:14 AM
 
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We got about the same amount over here in the Fruita area Jim. The weather guys thought it was going to be just a dusting but this front moved in quick! I was up till midnight, went outside and still saw stars. We'll take whatever precip we can.

There WERE plenty of accidents on I-70, News 11 said a bit ago that there were five wrecks in DeBeque canyon.


ADD: Butch McCain on 11NewsKKCO reports last night and this morning's snow total on this latest storm was 18 inches on the Grand Mesa.

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Old 02-26-2013, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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More snow, please!!
 
Old 02-26-2013, 12:46 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Just got back from the mile walk to the mail box, most of the snow has melted off and it's clearing, 35 degrees and there's this HOWLING wind from the south. Almost knocked me off my feet once.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
120 PM MST TUE FEB 26 2013

THE FOLLOWING ARE PRELIMINARY 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION REPORTS FROM
WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH, ENDING AROUND 9 AM TUESDAY. THE
FIRST VALUE IS RAINFALL OR WATER AMOUNTS IN SNOW, AND THE SECOND
VALUE IS SNOWFALL, WHEN APPROPRIATE. AMOUNTS ARE IN INCHES.


OFFICIAL CLIMATE STATIONS OF WESTERN COLORADO:

BLACK CANYON NATIONAL PARK, 0.15, 3.3.
2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF COLLBRAN, 0.22, 2.4.
3 MILES EAST OF DELTA, 0.09, 1.0.
PALISADE, 0.27, 1.0.
1 MILE EAST OF RANGELY, 0.07, 1.0.


UNOFFICIAL STATIONS:

COLLBRAN, 0.28, 4.2.
1 MILE EAST OF MESA, 0.15, 2.4.
6 MILES SOUTH OF MESA, 0.07, 1.0.
1 MILE SOUTHEAST OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, 0.06, 1.3.
15 MILES WEST OF MONTROSE, 0.26, 4.0.
POWDERHORN SKI, 0.30, 8.0.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, 0.06, 1.5.

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Old 02-26-2013, 08:03 PM
 
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Despite the recent snowfalls, it is necessary to inject some reality into the 2012-2013 winter/water situation once again.

Herewith, the latest maps from the Climate Prediction Center:

From February 19th:



The forecast, which is pretty dismal, as it has been all winter, released February 21st:



A salient comment from the CPC forecast discussion, my emphasis added in bold:

Quote:
Because patterns are in flux, few locations are markedly wet or dry for March - May as a whole compared to other times of the year. Distributed evenly, 25 percent of annual precipitation would fall during a 3-month period. In the north-central Rockies and central Plains, 30 to 40 percent of yearly precipitation falls on average during spring, mainly due to the wet May. Meanwhile, spring historically delivers less than 20 percent of the annual total to the Florida peninsula and the southern Rockies. Southern sections of Arizona and New Mexico receive only about 2 percent of their annual total during spring.

These factors weighed heavily on the Drought Outlook for March - May 2013, especially regarding the large area of extreme to exceptional drought in the Nation's midsection. Precipitation normals increase significantly later in the forecast period, so less consideration was given to short-term forecasts of 0.5 to 1.5 inches of precipitation during the remainder of February. The 3-month outlook favors below-median precipitation across roughly the southwest half of this swath of extreme to exceptional drought; there were equal chances for wetness and dryness in the rest of the area. However, large moisture deficits are deeply entrenched across the region, and with only one month of the wet season included in this forecast period, improvement seems unlikely.
In short, for this water year, for most of Colorado, the "die is cast."
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