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Mostly sunny skies and cooler temperatures this weekend

Mostly sunny skies and cooler temperatures are in the forecast for this weekend. Expect dry weather and temperatures rebounding by early next week. Read More >

Overview

A series of mild and moist Pacific storms moved across the Central Rockies bringing heavy snow to the mountains of northern and central Colorado. The mild temperatures brought a mixed bag of precipitation to the valleys with rain, snow and even freezing rain reported at several locations. Winds gusting to 50 mph were common over the higher mountains with widespread blowing and drifting snow reported. Major travel impacts were experienced along Interstate 70 over Vail Pass and along U.S. Highway 40 over Rabbit Ears Pass. Snowfall amounts varied from 8 to 20 inches over the mountains with lighter amounts across the valleys. A few of the reports are located in the Storm Reports tab located below.

The maps below show the state of the snow-pack for Utah and Colorado by measuring the water content of the snow (known as snow water equivalent (SWE)). We show you the snowpack as of December 1st and again after the latest storm for Utah and Colorado.  

Map of the Storm Total snowfall from Dec 10 through 11, 2016
Observed Snowfall over the Weekend
Map of Utah Snowpack as of Dec 1, 2016 Map of Utah Snowpack as of Decemer 12, 2016 Map of Colorado snowpack as of Dec 1, 2016 Current state of the snowpack (water content) as of December 12, 2016
Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) percentage
of normal in Utah as of 12/01/2016
Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) percentage
of normal in Utah as of 12/12/2016
Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) percentage of normal for Colorado as of 12/01/2016 Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) percentage of normal for Colorado as of 12/12/2016
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