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April 23, 24, 2010 Snow Totals

After we dealt with the severe thunderstorms on Thursday, we saw the wintry side of this storm late Thursday night through Saturday morning.  While we knew it was going to snow, and some of it would likely be heavy, we didn't anticipate it snowing as hard as it did late Thursday night.  By Friday morning, schools were closed, roads were a problem, and some areas in Teller and northern El Paso County already picked up a foot.  It snowed pretty heavy through midday Friday, before ending from 2pm through 9pm that evening.  This allowed the roads to improve greatly.  However, the storm wasn't done.  Another round of snow and wind rolled through late Friday night and early Saturday morning.  Before the storm ended later Saturday morning, some substantial totals had occurred:

 INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
22.50   6 E MONUMENT             CO  EL PASO          0700 AM
                 STORM TOTAL. 1.7 INCHES SINCE MIDNIGHT. STILL
                 SNOWING. 2.28 INCHES WATER EQUIV.
22.00   2 N BLACK FOREST         CO  EL PASO          1138 AM
                 STORM TOTAL. 3 INCHES OVERNIGHT.
21.00   2 ENE MONUMENT           CO  EL PASO          0726 AM
                 STORM TOTAL. 2.5 INCHES OVERNIGHT.
20.80   6 E MONUMENT             CO  EL PASO          1214 AM
19.30   6 E MONUMENT             CO  EL PASO          0810 PM
                 2.04 LIQUID EQUIVALENT.
19.00   2 N BLACK FOREST         CO  EL PASO          0548 PM
                 2.30 LIQUID CONTENT.
18.50   2 ENE MONUMENT           CO  EL PASO          0128 PM
18.00   3 NE BLACK FOREST        CO  EL PASO          0839 AM
                 3 INCHES SINCE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. 13 INCHES
                 REMAIN ON GROUND.
18.00   4 N BLACK FOREST         CO  EL PASO          1130 AM
16.00   8 NE BLACK FOREST        CO  EL PASO          1239 PM
15.00   3 NE BLACK FOREST        CO  EL PASO          0142 PM
15.00   2 WSW ROSITA             CO  CUSTER           1100 AM
14.00   2 E MONUMENT             CO  EL PASO          0149 PM
14.00   2 N BLACK FOREST         CO  EL PASO          1110 AM
14.00   4 N WOODLAND PARK        CO  TELLER           1022 AM
                 SEARCH AND RESCUE REPORTED NUMEROUS PEOPLE
                 STRANDED.
14.00   ROSITA                   CO  CUSTER           1022 AM
13.00   WOODLAND PARK            CO  TELLER           0348 PM
13.00   3 NE BLACK FOREST        CO  EL PASO          1049 AM
                 6 INCHES IN PAST 2.5 HOURS.
12.50   2 E MONUMENT             CO  EL PASO          1053 AM
12.30   5 NE AIR FORCE ACADEMY   CO  EL PASO          0732 AM
                 STORM TOTAL. 6.3 INCHES IN PAST 24 HOURS. TEN
                 INCHES REMAIN ON GROUND. STORM TOTAL WATER
                 EQUIVALENT WAS 2.06 INCHES.
12.00   2 ENE BLACK FOREST       CO  EL PASO          1022 AM
12.00   2 WSW ROSITA             CO  CUSTER           0722 AM
11.50   4 NE FLORISSANT          CO  TELLER           0612 AM
                 STORM TOTAL WITH AN ADDITIONAL 2.0 INCHES
                 OVERNIGHT.
11.00   2 N BLACK FOREST         CO  EL PASO          0915 AM
10.00   6 E MONUMENT             CO  EL PASO          0646 AM
                 STARTED AROUND 1 AM.
  9.50   4 NE FLORISSANT          CO  TELLER           0248 PM
  9.50   2 ENE MONUMENT           CO  EL PASO          0958 AM
  9.20   5 NE AIR FORCE ACADEMY   CO  EL PASO          0525 PM
  9.00   4 NE FLORISSANT          CO  TELLER           0913 AM
  9.00   2 N BLACK FOREST         CO  EL PASO          0801 AM
  9.00   1 W WOODLAND PARK        CO  TELLER           0747 AM
  9.00   WOODLAND PARK            CO  TELLER           0722 AM
  8.50   2 ENE MONUMENT           CO  EL PASO          0742 AM
  8.00   4 N FLORISSANT           CO  TELLER           0700 AM
                 STORM TOTAL. 4 INCHES SINCE 7 PM FRIDAY. SNOW
                 ENDED.
  7.50   5 NNE ROSITA             CO  CUSTER           0641 AM
  7.00   2 E MONUMENT             CO  EL PASO          0708 AM
  7.00   5 ESE FORT GARLAND       CO  COSTILLA         0630 AM
  7.00   4 NE FLORISSANT          CO  TELLER           0620 AM
  6.50   3 NE BLACK FOREST        CO  EL PASO          0834 AM
  6.00   5 NE AIR FORCE ACADEMY   CO  EL PASO          0940 AM
  6.00   11 NNE CRESTONE          CO  CUSTER           0603 AM
  5.80   6 W WESTCLIFFE           CO  CUSTER           0754 AM
  5.00   5 ESE FORT GARLAND       CO  COSTILLA         0100 PM
  5.00   2 S CUCHARA              CO  HUERFANO         0800 AM
  4.90   1 SSE CRESTONE           CO  SAGUACHE         0620 AM
  4.50   1 S MONUMENT             CO  EL PASO          0630 AM
  4.00   4 N FLORISSANT           CO  TELLER           0702 PM
  4.00   4 SW BLACK FOREST        CO  EL PASO          0806 AM
  4.00   5 SSE CRESTONE           CO  SAGUACHE         0750 AM
  4.00   5 ESE FORT GARLAND       CO  COSTILLA         0745 AM
  4.00   5 WSW WALSENBURG         CO  HUERFANO         0659 AM
  4.00   5 NE AIR FORCE ACADEMY   CO  EL PASO          0614 AM
  4.00   3 SSW BEULAH             CO  PUEBLO           0603 AM
  2.00   1 SW RYE                 CO  PUEBLO           0700 AM
  2.00   6 NNE LA VETA            CO  HUERFANO         0642 AM
  2.00   5 WSW WALSENBURG         CO  HUERFANO         0514 AM
  1.50   1 SW RYE                 CO  PUEBLO           0535 AM
  1.00   6 NNE COLORADO SPRINGS   CO  EL PASO          0551 AM

Excellent moisture for a lot of Southern Colorado from this storm.  Rather you saw just snow, or a mixture, it was certainly timely.  I never quit thinking about snow until mid-May and it looks like we may have a little more to deal with during the next seven days.  While most of it will fall in the mountains, the storm early next week looks interesting.  Be sure to stay tuned...

Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe

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