Top 10 Snowfall Totals From Colorado's Massive Storm

Top 10 Snowfall Totals From Colorado's Massive Storm

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Top 10 Snowfall Totals From Colorado's Massive Storm

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Images from Copper Mountain

Colorado received huge amounts of snow this week from an atmospheric river event that brought bands of heavy snow to the Rockies. The shortfall was intense at times with as much as 51″ of snow falling in just 48 hours.

 

I’ve been asked why the Thursday-Friday event was so powerful. First, the moisture flow was rich. We call it an atmospheric river pattern and you can trace it all the way back to Hawaii. It’s like a fire hose was pointed at Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. Second, a powerful jet stream to transport the moisture and then focus it. Third, the jet was focused in a Northwest Flow pattern. This optimizes orographic lift in Colorado’s Central and Northern Mountains. – Chris Tomer

Snowfall amounts below are from the National Weather Service’s Boulder office and were updated on Feb 08, 2020. 

Top 10 Locations From Colorado’s Massive Snowfall

Rabbit Ears Pass – 51.8 inches

Copper Mountain – 33.6 inches

Cameron Pass – 32.2 inches

Loveland Pass – 32.2 inches

Berthoud Pass – 30.8 inches

Winter Park – 28 inches

Eldora – 28 inches

Gould – 28 inches

Guanella Pass – 25.2 inches

Green Mountain Reservoir – 25.2 inches

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