Storm Total Snowfall for December 22-23

THE FOLLOWING ARE FINAL STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM WESTERN
COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH, FOR THE DECEMBER 22 TO 24 STORM, ENDING
AROUND 10 AM THURSDAY. AMOUNTS ARE IN INCHES.


WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH 24 HOUR STATIONS,

GRAND JUNCTION,                           1.5.
BLANDING,                                12.0.

OFFICIAL CLIMATE STATIONS,

WESTERN COLORADO,

BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON,             2.0.
2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF COLLBRAN,            2.2.
CORTEZ,                                   2.0.
CRESTED BUTTE,                            2.0.
DOVE CREEK,                               7.8.
FRUITA,                                   1.5.
17 MILES WEST OF GLADE PARK,              2.0.
6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GRAND JUNCTION,      1.0.
HAYDEN,                                   1.0.
8 MILES EAST OF IGNACIO,                  2.5.
MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK,                 5.0.
MONTROSE #2,                              0.4.
NORWOOD,                                  1.1.
2 MILES WEST OF PAGOSA SPRINGS,           7.5.
2 MILES NORTH OF PARADOX,                 6.0.
1 MILE EAST OF RANGELY,                   3.5.
3 MILES NORTHEAST OF RIFLE,               1.4.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS,                        5.1.
VALLECITO DAM,                            5.0.
YAMPA,                                    1.5.

EASTERN UTAH,

ALTENBERN,                                3.3.
ARCHES NP HQS,                            3.8.
BLUFF,                                    7.3.
CANYONLANDS-NEEDLES,                      3.4.
CANYONLANDS-THE NECK,                     2.6.
CEDAR POINT,                              7.0.
FORT DUCHESNE,                            1.4.
HOVENWEEP NM,                             3.2.
MOAB,                                     4.0.
MEXICAN HAT,                              6.5.
2 MILES EAST OF MONTICELLO,               8.4.
NATURAL BRIDGES NM,                       9.5.
ROOSEVELT RADIO,                          4.0.
2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF VERNAL,              1.4.

UNOFFICIAL STATIONS,

2 MILES NORTH OF AVON,                    3.0.
7 MILES NORTH OF BAYFIELD,                5.0.
COLLBRAN,                                 1.3.
10 MILES NORTHWEST OF CORTEZ,             4.0.
4 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF CRAWFORD,      1.1.
5 MILES SOUTH OF DURANGO,                 2.0.
1 MILE NORTHWEST OF EDWARDS,              2.8.
GOTHIC,                                   4.0.
6 MILES SOUTH OF MESA,                    6.5.
NEW CASTLE,                               1.0.
12 MILES NORTHWEST OF PAGOSA SPRINGS,     5.0.
1 MILE EAST OF SILT,                      0.9.
1 MILE SOUTHEAST OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS,    5.0.
2 MILES NORTH OF WOLCOTT,                 2.6.
4 MILES NORTHWEST OF HOTCHKISS,             T.
5 MILES NORTHWEST OF MACK,                2.0.
1 MILE SOUTHWEST OF PALISADE,             1.0.
RANGELY,                                  3.5.


MESA 8 S, POWDERHORN SKI                 17.0
MONUMENT, NORTH OF RED MTN PASS          14.5
GRAND MESA                               14.0
VALLEY OF THE GODS                       14.0
DOVE CREEK                               12.0
CAHONE 1 NNE                             11.0
OURAY                                    11.0
SNOWMASS SKI AREA                         8.7
MONTICELLO 2 E                            8.4
CAHONE 3 NNE                              8.0
SILVERTON MOUNTAIN                        8.0
BLUFF                                     8.0
COAL BANK PASS                            6.5
MOLAS PASS                                6.5
RED MOUNTAIN PASS                         6.0
MONTICELLO 1 S                            6.0
DOVE CREEK 7 W                            6.0
LA SAL                                    6.0
CEDAREDGE 5 N                             6.0
BAYFIELD 2 NE                             5.5
MCCLURE PASS                              5.5
VALLECITO 4 SSE                           5.0
PAGOSA SPRINGS                            5.0
DURANGO 18 NNE                            5.0
CAHONE 6 W                                5.0
LIZARD HEAD PASS                          5.0
STONER                                    5.0
LEWIS                                     5.0
DURANGO 5 W                               4.8
DOLORES 3 SE                              4.0
IGNACIO                                   4.0
CASTLE VALLEY 1 SSE                       4.0
SCOTCH CREEK, 3 SSE OF RICO               4.0
DURANGO 9 N                               4.0
RABBIT EARS PASS                          4.0
BATTLE MOUNTAIN, 8 SSE OF VAIL            4.0
THOMPSON SPRINGS 2 SE                     3.5
VAIL SKI AREA                             3.0
SLUMGULLION PASS                          3.0
CORTEZ                                    3.0
SILVERTON                                 2.0
DOUGLAS PASS                              2.0
REDVALE                                   2.0
NUCLA                                     2.0
VERNAL                                    2.0
VERNAL 2 SSW                              2.0
NORWOOD                                   2.0
GRAND JUNCTION 6 NNW                      2.0
DURANGO                                   2.0
TELLURIDE SKI AREA                        2.0
MACK 6 NW                                 1.5
FRUITA 1 NE                               1.0
WHITEWATER 6ESE                           0.5
MANCOS                                    0.2


IN SUMMARY, AS THE STORM SYSTEM ON DECEMBER 22ND THROUGH THE 24TH
MOVED THROUGH THE GREAT BASIN AND SOUTH OF THE FOUR CORNERS, VALLEY
LOCATIONS IN SOUTHEAST UTAH AND SOUTHWEST COLORADO RECEIVED THE MOST
SNOWFALL UNDER SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW.  IN EASTERN UTAH, VALLEY OF THE
GODS RECEIVED 14 INCHES OF SNOWFALL, BLANDING, 12, NATURAL BRIDGES
NATIONAL MONUMENT, 9.5, AND 2 MILES EAST OF MONTICELLO, 8.4, BLUFF,
7.3, AND CEDAR POINT, 7 INCHES OF SNOW. OTHER AREAS IN UTAH RECEIVED
BETWEEN 1 AND 4 INCHES OF SNOW. IN WESTERN COLORADO, AREAS NEAR
CAHONE AND DOVE CREEK RECEIVED BETWEEN 6 AND 12 INCHES OF SNOW.
AREAS NEAR DURANGO AND PAGOSA SPRINGS PICKED UP BETWEEN 2 AND 5
INCHES OF SNOW, WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS TO THE NORTH, INCLUDING THE SAN
JUAN PASSES WITH ABOUT 6 INCHES OF SNOW.  AS THE STORM PROGRESSED
EASTWARD, THE FLOW SWITCHED TO A NORTHWESTERLY FLOW, FAVORING AREAS
ACROSS THE NORTH, PARTICULARLY THE GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS IN
WESTERN COLORADO.  THE GRAND MESA PICKED UP BETWEEN ABOUT 6 AND 17
INCHES OF SNOWFALL. MONUMENT, NORTH OF RED MOUNTAIN PASS, PICKED UP
14.5 INCHES OF SNOW, WITH 14 INCHES OF THAT DURING THE LATTER HALF
OF THE STORM.  SNOWMASS SKI AREA CAME IN WITH 8.7, WHILE STEAMBOAT
SPRINGS RECEIVED ABOUT 5 INCHES OF SNOW.


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