December 6th, 2009 Snow Totals

Snow totals with our latest round of snow, have been fairly diverse.  Just got a new report of 5.5" from Pueblo West and it is still snowing.  That report came in aroudn 8:30pm.  Colorado Spring has received anywhere from an inch on the east side, to about 6 on the west side ( Rockrimmon, Peregrine,etc.).  Areas near Academy and Vickers picked up about 4" of snow too.  Very spotty, but where it occurs, it stacks up readily.  Here are some more totals from earlier today, courtesy of the NWS in Pueblo.

THE TOTALS BELOW ARE SEPARATED INTO SNOW...AND ICE AND SLEET  
CATEGORIES...THEN BY AMOUNT...AND ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE  
FINAL AMOUNT FOR EACH LOCATION.  
 
SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT  
 
INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME  
------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------  
14.60   4 WNW BUENA VISTA        CO  CHAFFEE          0700 AM  
                 FROM COCORAHS REPORT  
11.00   4 WNW BUENA VISTA        CO  CHAFFEE          0620 AM  
  6.20   3 SSE AIR FORCE ACADEMY  CO  EL PASO          0228 PM  
  6.00   1 SSW BUENA VISTA        CO  CHAFFEE          0245 PM 
 
  5.10   MAYSVILLE                CO  CHAFFEE          0700 AM  
                 SINCE MIDNIGHT WITH 0.17 INCHES WATER EQUIV  
  5.10   2 NE MAYSVILLE           CO  CHAFFEE          0700 AM  
                 FROM COCORAHS  
  4.00   7 SSW NATHROP            CO  CHAFFEE          1110 AM  
                 CORRECTION OF TIME OF OBSERVATION TO 1110...  
  4.00   7 SSW NATHROP            CO  CHAFFEE          0935 AM  
  4.00   1 SSW BUENA VISTA        CO  CHAFFEE          0230 AM  
                 0.12 INCHES WATER EQUIV  
  3.50   BEULAH                   CO  PUEBLO           0605 PM  
                 .11 LIQUD.  
  3.50   2 WSW COLORADO SPRINGS   CO  EL PASO          0450 PM  
  3.50   5 NE COLORADO SPRINGS    CO  EL PASO          0306 PM  
  3.40   3 SSW PUEBLO WEST        CO  PUEBLO           0700 AM  
                 FROM COCORAHS  
  3.40   3 N PUEBLO RESERVOIR     CO  PUEBLO           0657 AM  
  3.00   1 SW RYE                 CO  PUEBLO           1227 PM  
  3.00   2 WSW ROSITA             CO  CUSTER           0930 AM  
  3.00   3 SSW PUEBLO WEST        CO  PUEBLO           0700 AM  
                 FROM COCORAHS  
  2.80   3 SW ROSITA              CO  CUSTER           0935 AM  
  2.50   4 NNE COLORADO SPRINGS   CO  EL PASO          0319 PM  
  2.50   3 WSW NATHROP            CO  CHAFFEE          0700 AM  
                 FROM COCORAHS  
  2.40   6 W PUEBLO WEST          CO  PUEBLO           0700 AM  
                 FROM COCORAHS  
  2.00   2 WSW ROSITA             CO  CUSTER           0718 AM  
  1.80   17 W PUEBLO              CO  PUEBLO           0700 AM  
                 FROM COCORAHS  
  1.50   3 SSE AIR FORCE ACADEMY  CO  EL PASO          0845 AM  
                 0.5 INCH IN PAST 30 MINUTES  
  1.50   6 SE TEXAS CREEK         CO  FREMONT          0700 AM  
                 FROM COCORAHS  
  1.50   PENROSE                  CO  FREMONT          0700 AM  
                 FROM COCORAHS  
  1.20   CANON CITY               CO  FREMONT          0700 AM  
                 FROM COCORAHS  
  1.00   2 N BLACK FOREST         CO  EL PASO          0840 AM  
  1.00   2 NW COLORADO SPRINGS    CO  EL PASO          0700 AM  
                 FROM COCORAHS  
  1.00   2 N PUEBLO               CO  PUEBLO           0700 AM  
                 FROM COCORAHS  
  1.00   2 NNW PENROSE            CO  FREMONT          0700 AM  

Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe
 

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  • by sam Location: b'moor area on Dec 8, 2009 at 12:33 PM
    14.2 in! For sure the best storm all year! maybe even in the last two years!
  • by Rob Location: Manitou Cliff Dwellings on Dec 8, 2009 at 11:44 AM
    10 inches!!
  • by Brian Location: Weather Center on Dec 7, 2009 at 07:19 PM
    Thanks for the update Dolores. Looks like more snow on the way for you tomorrow, coupled with wind and cold temperatures. Might dip to -10 in your area tomorrow night...BRRRRRRRRRRRRR! Thanks for reading our blog.
  • by Brian Location: Weather Center on Dec 7, 2009 at 07:17 PM
    Scott, as you mentioned shallow is the key. Woodland Park hasn't seen much either. Shallow upslope in the Arctic regime is the key to this particular setup, giving areas other than the Palmer Divide some snow. No real dynamics aloft to contribute to this. Tuesday's event will involve dynamics and will likely give you guys a little more than areas to the south. However, everyone should see some snow from this system on Tuesday. Quick hitter, but may be pretty nasty while it is here. Oh yeah, Tuesday night looks to be the coldest night of the season. Bring on the warmer weekend! Thanks for checking in...
  • by Dolores Location: Rocky Ford on Dec 7, 2009 at 06:50 PM
    We have had a light snow pretty much all day. We have around 1 1/2 inches so far. Wow it is so COLD!!! I love the snow but not the cold so much.
  • by Scott Location: Woodmoor on Dec 7, 2009 at 05:09 PM
    Brian, Since the arrival of the arctic air last week, we've seen an unusual reversal of fortune with lower elevations to the south and north of the Palmer Divide receiving decent snowfall while the Divide itself has had only an inch or two total. I'm curious about the dynamics that have caused this. Suggests a fairly shallow, low altitude layer of instability (below about 7K feet) with a more stable layer above. Is that true? If not, can you explain what happened? Is this next round setting up as more of the same or will it be the more usual result up here? Thanks for your work and for keeping us educated -- I love this stuff!
  • by Brian Location: Weather Center on Dec 7, 2009 at 05:02 PM
    Hey, that's ok guys. Gotta have a thick skin to be a weather guy anywhere, let alone in Colorado. To anyone who gripes about the quality of the forecast, I say, " give it a go yourself". It isn't as easy as it looks...lol. Thanks for reading our blog everyone.
  • by Wayne Location: Garden of the Gods/Fillmore on Dec 7, 2009 at 03:09 PM
    Dec 7 3.5 inches 415pm
  • by H Location: Fountain on Dec 7, 2009 at 01:57 PM
    We have 6 inches at my house. I am a CO native and predicting the weather here is hard, but I think the weather men and women do a good job! Thanks Brian....you are on of my FAVS!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 7, 2009 at 12:20 PM
    P.S.. Just did a Measurement and were at 8.2in - Best so far this year!
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