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Mother’s Day Snowstorm Measured In Feet Across Colorado

Snow Water Content Ranged From 1 To 3 Inches
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Chris Spears By Chris Spears
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DENVER (CBS4) - A Mother’s Day snowstorm dropped up to 3 feet of snow across portions of Colorado’s high country, and left up to a foot in some of the Denver metro area.

At Denver International Airport, 1.1 inches of snow was measured during the storm, and that will go into the official climate record for the city.

The snow was packed full of water, with a ratio of snow to water somewhere in the 6:1 to 8:1 inch range. That means there was one inch of water for every 6 to 8 inches of snow.

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One of the biggest totals reported to Colorado’s Weather Center was 36″ at Latigo Ranch, just outside of Kremmling!

Here are some additional 2-day snow totals (inches) from around the region, courtesy of CoCoRaHS, CBS4 viewers and the National Weather Service.

Arapahoe Ridge – 33.3
Kremmling (10.9 miles NW) – 31.6
Four Corners in Larimer County (8 miles NE) – 29
Crested Butte (6.2 miles N) – 28.5
Pingree Park (3 miles WNW) – 28
Pinecliffe (4 miles SSE) – 26.1
Livermore (9.9 miles WSW) – 25.5
Idaho Springs (4.7 miles SSE) – 24.9
Allenspark (2.2 miles ESE) – 24.2
Virginia Dale (7.2 miles SSW) – 24
Golden (12.5 miles NW) 22.3
Glen Haven (7 miles N) – 21.5
Red Feather Lakes – 21
Echo Lake – 20
Bellvue (5 miles W) – 19.5
Ward (4.6 miles NE) – 18.9
Nederland (4 miles ENE) 18.5
Genesee (1 mile N) – 18.3
Conifer (4 miles WNW) – 16.1
Evergreen (7 miles W) – 16
La Porte (10 miles NNW) – 15
Estes Park (1.8 miles S) – 15
Hoosier Pass – 14.4
Breckenridge (3.3 miles SE) – 14.3
Rollinsville (1.1 mile SSW) – 13.8
Westcliffe (8.4 miles WNW) – 13
McClure Pass – 12.2
Bergen Park – 12
Jamestown (2.5 miles SSE) – 11.7
Bailey (5 miles N) – 11.5
Larkspur (2.2 miles WNW) – 11.2
Fremont Pass – 11.1
Fairplay (2.7 miles SW) – 11
Leadville (0.5 miles NW) – 10.3
Kittredge (1 mile SW) – 10
Ken Caryl – 10
Lizard Head Pass – 10
Drake (4.3 miles WSW) – 9.6
Cotopaxi (9.6 miles E) – 9.5
Superior (1 mile NW) – 9
Roxborough Park (3 miles WSW) – 9
Castle Rock (8.2 miles NNW) – 8.7
Castle Pines (2.2 miles NNE) – 8.5
Boulder (4.7 miles E) – 8.3
Northglenn – 8.1
Fort Collins (3.0 miles SW) – 8
Morrison (3 miles SSE) – 8
Elizabeth – 8
Pine Junction – 8
Berthoud Summit – 7.8
Loveland Basin – 7.8
Highlands Ranch – 7.6
Sedalia (10.5 miles S) – 7.5
Littleton (6.6 miles W) – 7.5
Centennial – 7.5
Broomfield (1.7 miles WSW) – 7.4
Franktown (3 miles E) – 7.2
Aurora (3.3 miles S) – 7.1
Monument (2.1 miles ENE) – 7.1
The Pinery (0.5 miles WNW) – 7
Colorado Springs (13.9 miles NNE) – 7
Lakewood (2 miles SW) – 7

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