A Snowy Novembers End

The holiday break at the end of November proved to be a snowy one for many residents of Colorado, as well as other parts of the central and southwestern U.S.. The state of Colorado received a one-two punch, as an upper jet first brought deep Pacific moisture into the western and central mountains on Saturday, then a second system dropped southward across Utah and Colorado, bringing the moisture, snowfall and cold air to the remainder of the state. The mountain areas and nearby plains received most of the snowfall, although many areas across the Eastern plains had reports of several inches of snow.

The first round of snow on Saturday impacted the central and western mountains. Below are some snow totals recorded to NWS Pueblo by Noon on Sunday:

Amount (inches) Location County
10 5 SW Nathrop Chaffee
14 Wolf Creek Pass Mineral
8.5 10 W Salida Chaffee
8 10 SW Creede Mineral
6-8 Leadville Lake
17 Monarch Pass Chaffee
6 9 NNE Wolf Creek Pass Mineral
4 3 SW South Fork Rio Grande
6 N Buena Vista Chaffee
8 Maysville Chaffee
7 Salida Chaffee


The second round of snowfall spread higher amounts farther eastward, into the Sangre De Cristo Mountains and adjacent plains:

Amount (inches) Location County
14 5 miles N Canon City Fremont
12 6 ENE Monarch Pass Chaffee
8 Rye Pueblo
7.3 14 SSE Walsenburg Las Animas
6 7 E Monument El Paso
11 Beulah Pueblo
9.5 La Veta Huerfano
2.8 Alamosa Alamosa
3 Antonito Conejos
3 Walsenburg Huerfano
2 Black Forest El Paso
2.5 (for a 2 day total of 12.5 inches) 5 SW Nathrop Chaffee
2 Divide Teller
4 Florissant Teller
5 Cuchara Huerfano

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Again, a special thanks to our weather spotters for reporting snow amounts through these events!

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