By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – Can you imagine receiving 408.5 inches of snow?

That’s what a weather observer with the CoCoRaHS Network recorded between Sept. 24, 2016 and May 26, 2017.

capture18 Colorado CoCoRaHS Observer Records 34 Feet Of Snow

(credit: CoCoRaHS)

The observer is located in west-central Colorado on the Grand Mesa, about 11 miles northwest of Cedaredge in Delta County.

Not too far away in the West Elk Mountains, about 6 miles north of Crested Butte, another CoCoRaHS observer reported 385.6 inches of snow during the same time frame.

A large portion of the snow fell during December and January when a series of storms flowed along an atmospheric river of moisture that slammed western Colorado.

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Snowy January 2017 In Crested Butte (credit: CBS)

CoCoRaHS is a network of citizen scientists around the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.

If you enjoy monitoring how much rain and snow falls where you live CoCoRaHS is always looking for new volunteers. Click here to learn more.

Meteorologist Chris Spears writes about stories related to weather and climate in Colorado. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.


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