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Enter summary/what happened:Compact, Intense Storm. Storm track initially too far North for heavy snow in I-25 Corridor, but trended South the day before the event. Tracked from near 4 Corners to ALS, PUB, and CO/NE/KS triple point. Resulted in heavy snowfall along Front Range and most of Northeast Plains.

Snowfall Totals Summary ( See map to the right)

  • 8-11 inches over most of I-25 corridor and Foothills.
  • 14-15 inches over the Palmer Divide.
  • 3-8 inches over most of the Northeast Plains. Considerable blowing/drifting snow but no blizzard.

Impacts Summary: 

  • Numerous school closures,
  • CU canceled some final exams.
  • Over 270 flight cancellations with more than 3 hour delays for arriving flights.

Total Snowfall Map (December 15, 2015)


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