Snow in Colorado and surrounding states is the news yesterday and today. Lots of Snow doesn’t cover it. I-70 was closed last night from Morrison to Vail, Colorado. (A distance of 80 miles) This a historical closing. Emergency shelters set up in Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Silverthorne and other towns. This is a plain old fashioned Colorado Blizzard which has not let up yet.
As of Friday 4/17/09
- 22.5 at Livermore in Larimer County
- 22 at Red Feather Lakes
- 21 at Shadow Mountain in Confir
- 12 inches new snow at Winter Park – Great Sking
- 6 to 12 inches in the Metro Denver area
This storm is wide spread covering Colorado, Wyoming and other states.
Snow fell heavily Friday night leading to the I-70 closing. For a period of time Friday all major roads including 1-25 leading into Wyoming were closed. I-25 is currently re-opened. Snow totals in much of the high country are expected to be 3 feet or more.
Plenty of snow to bring our snow pack up to average for South Platte Basin and SW Colorado. Other basins that were far above average will maintain that position. This snow will also reduce the fire danger for awhile which is a good thing. Avalanche danger in the high country. Plenty of water for the fishes too.
By Tuesday we are expected to be back into the 60’s so all that snow will be running downstream. Be careful if you are onstream in the next several weeks.
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- Colorado Snow Pack Update
- Colorado Snow Pack Update 4/18/09