DENVER (CBS4) – A freak, or sudden, snowstorm developed behind a cold front that moved through metro Denver Saturday night.

It caught many people by surprise as it produced bands of heavy snow with accumulations of 2 to 3 inches per hour in some locations.

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Photo taken by Jesse Sarles of Louisville in downtown Denver of the “Dancers” sculpture in the Denver Performing Arts Complex’s sculpture park Sunday morning.

The weather scenario was complicated by a strong jet stream passing overhead.

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Some of the latest snow totals include…

  • 9.0 inches – NE Boulder (CBS4 Weather Watcher)
  • 8.2 inches – NW side of Louisville
  • 8.0 inches – Federal Heights
  • 8.0 inches – Westminster
  • 7.5 inches – NW Aurora
  • 7.0 inches – Lafayette
  • 6.5 inches – Parker (CBS4 Weather Watcher)
  • 6.0 inches – Lyons (CBS4 Weather Watcher)
  • 5.8 inches – Thornton (CBS4 Weather Watcher)
  • 5.5 inches – NE Denver (Stapleton)
  • 5.0 inches – Denver’s Union Station
  • 4.8 inches – Boulder
  • 4.5 inches – Arvada
  • 3.8 inches – Niwot
  • 2.9 inches – Castle Rock
  • 1.1 inches – Near Denver Int’l Airport
  • 0.2 inches – SW Fort Collins
  • The heavy snow was very localized and confined to areas east of the Front Range foothills.

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    Locations from Lyons and Boulder to central Denver and Parker saw the brunt of the storm.

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

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