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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
329 PM MST Thu Jan 5 2017

A prolonged winter storm has produced impressive snowfall amounts for
much of western Colorado and eastern Utah... with the exception of
southeast Utah and southern Colorado where the precipitation has been
rain through early this afternoon.

The storm began for northern areas early Tuesday morning with bands of
snowfall ahead of the main storm. The storm began in earnest for
northern and central areas Wednesday, and continues early this
afternoon for central areas while beginning to wind down for northern
locations.

Estimated storm total snowfall values for the mountains are shown,
followed by preliminary individual reports.

Elkheads & Park Range.... 20 to 30 inches, with 60 near Tower
Flat Tops................ 12 to 24 inches, with 32 near Ripple Creek
Grand Mesa...............  6 to 12 inches
Gore and Elk Range....... 12 to 20 inches, with 27 near Vail Mountain
West Elks & Sawatch Range 12 to 28 inches, with 42 near Porphyry Creek
Uncompahgre Plateau...... 30 to 44 inches
Northwest San Juans...... 10 to 20 inches
Southwest San Juans...... 10 to 20 inches, with 25 near Columbus Basin
Eastern Uintas...........  4 to  8 inches, with 15 near Mosby Mountain
Eastern Tavaputs.........  4 to  6 inches
La Sals and Abajos.......  4 to  8 inches

...Snowfall Reports...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Elevation (ft.)
Crested Butte 6.2 N          40.0 in   0700 AM 01/05   9606
Steamboat Springs 1.9 E      26.7 in   0600 AM 01/05   7200
1 NNE Gunnison               24.0 in   0442 AM 01/05   7741
Crested Butte                24.0 in   0722 PM 01/04      m
Steamboat Springs 1.5 WNW    21.5 in   0730 AM 01/05   6778
Steamboat Springs 1.2 SE     20.0 in   0620 AM 01/05   7075
Gothic                       20.0 in   1221 PM 01/05   9562
Gothic                       20.0 in   0700 AM 01/05   9469
Steamboat Springs 0.7 ESE    19.7 in   0700 AM 01/05   7049
Steamboat Springs 0.6 NNW    19.2 in   0700 AM 01/05   6812
Pitkin 1.1 SW                18.5 in   0700 AM 01/05   9139
Steamboat Springs 1.9 E      18.3 in   0600 AM 01/05   7200
Gunnison (nr airport)        16.0 in   0700 AM 01/05   7685
Coal Bank Pass               15.0 in   0753 AM 01/05  10611
5 E Clark                    15.0 in   1036 PM 01/04      m
Gunnison                     15.0 in   0721 PM 01/04      m
Pitkin 1.1 SW                14.0 in   0700 AM 01/05   9139
Steamboat Springs 1.5 WNW    13.5 in   0730 AM 01/05   6778
Steamboat Springs 0.7 ESE    12.6 in   0700 AM 01/05   7049
Cedaredge 10.5 NNW           11.0 in   0800 AM 01/05  10399
Gunnison 6.6 N               11.0 in   0700 AM 01/05   7941
Steamboat Springs            11.0 in   1056 AM 01/05      m
Vail 2.6 E                   10.7 in   0700 AM 01/05   8389
Vail 0.9 WNW                 10.5 in   0700 AM 01/05   8172
Molas Pass                   10.5 in   0753 AM 01/05  10913
Pitkin County (ham)          10.5 in   0700 AM 01/05   9259
Red Mountain Pass            10.0 in   0753 AM 01/05  11099
Ripple Creek                 9.0 in    0600 AM 01/05  10340
Doyleville 2.1 W             8.5 in    0830 AM 01/05   8134
Rockwood 6.7 N               8.3 in    0645 AM 01/05   8745
Cedaredge 10.5 NNW           8.0 in    0800 AM 01/05  10399
7 W Yampa                    8.0 in    0600 AM 01/05   9100
Eagle                        8.0 in    0744 PM 01/04   6604
2 SSE Glenwood Springs       7.7 in    0730 AM 01/05   5947
Avon 2N                      7.5 in    1215 PM 01/05   8200
Vail 0.9 WNW                 7.5 in    0700 AM 01/05   8172
Pagosa Springs 4WSW          7.3 in    0100 PM 01/05   7505
Powderhorn 4.4 NNE           7.2 in    0800 AM 01/05   9065
Somerset 12.5 N              7.2 in    0700 AM 01/05   7047
Gypsum 1.9 SSW               7.0 in    0700 AM 01/05   6531
Gunnison 3wsw                7.0 in    0700 AM 01/05   7602
Bear River                   7.0 in    0600 AM 01/05   9080
Independence Pass            7.0 in    0400 AM 01/05  10600
Gypsum 0.4 WNW               6.5 in    0700 AM 01/05   6345
2 NW Hesperus                6.0 in    1202 PM 01/05      m
Bison Lake                   6.0 in    0600 AM 01/05  10880
Taylor Rvr Blo Tayor Park Rs 6.0 in    0500 PM 01/04   9206
El Diente Peak               6.0 in    0500 PM 01/04  10000
Slumgullion                  6.0 in    0500 PM 01/04  11440
2 ESE Gypsum                 5.8 in    0700 AM 01/05   6660
Pagosa Springs 1.6 SSW       5.5 in    0815 AM 01/05   7401
Glenwood Springs .64 S       5.5 in    0700 AM 01/05   5824
Crested Butte                5.5 in    0800 AM 01/05   8860
2 SSE Glenwood Springs       5.5 in    0730 AM 01/05   5947
Gypsum 1.9 SSW               5.5 in    0700 AM 01/05   6531
Gunnison 6.6 N               5.5 in    0700 AM 01/05   7941
Shoshone                     5.1 in    0730 AM 01/05   5930
Gypsum 0.4 WNW               5.1 in    0700 AM 01/05   6345
Placerville                  5.0 in    1030 AM 01/05   7383
Powderhorn Ski               5.0 in    0850 AM 01/05   8194
Vail Mountain                5.0 in    0600 AM 01/05  10300
1 NW Steamboat Springs       5.0 in    0736 PM 01/04      m
Lost Dog                     5.0 in    0500 PM 01/04   9320
east entrance of CO NM       4.8 in    0132 PM 01/05   4894
Monument                     4.6 in    0500 AM 01/05   9543
Gypsum 13.4 NW               4.5 in    0700 AM 01/05   7209
Rangely 1E                   4.5 in    1208 PM 01/05   5277
Collbran                     4.5 in    0945 AM 01/05   6024
Rangely                      4.5 in    0700 AM 01/05   5290
2 ESE Gypsum                 4.3 in    0700 AM 01/05   6660
Wolcott 2.3 N                4.2 in    0700 AM 01/05   7224
Glenwood Springs 5.3 SSE     4.2 in    0700 AM 01/05   5942
Montrose                     4.0 in    0300 PM 01/05      m
Craig 33N                    4.0 in    1216 PM 01/05   6460
Dinosaur                     4.0 in    1157 AM 01/05      m
Bayfield 7.0 N               4.0 in    0700 AM 01/05   8200
Dry Lake                     4.0 in    0500 PM 01/04   8400
Carbondale 5.7 E             3.8 in    0820 AM 01/05   6427
Glenwood Springs 7.2 S       3.8 in    0700 AM 01/05   6914
Redlands 2SE                 3.7 in    0130 PM 01/05   4737
Pagosa Springs 2.5 W         3.7 in    0315 AM 01/05   7566
Glenwood Springs .64 S       3.4 in    0700 AM 01/05   5824
3 E Plateau City             3.3 in    0700 AM 01/05   7044
Glenwood Springs 5.3 SSE     3.3 in    0700 AM 01/05   5942
Fruita                       3.0 in    0300 PM 01/05   4500
Redlands                     3.0 in    1051 AM 01/05   4624
Park Reservoir               3.0 in    1000 AM 01/05   9960
Craig                        3.0 in    0639 AM 01/05      m
Mesa 6S                      3.0 in    0625 AM 01/05   7712
Porphyry Creek               3.0 in    0600 AM 01/05  10760
Schofield Pass               3.0 in    0600 AM 01/05  10700
Elkhead Divide               3.0 in    0500 AM 01/05   8780
Steamboat Lake State Park    2.9 in    0600 AM 01/05   9419
Craig 5N                     2.8 in    0705 AM 01/05   6226
Craig Coop                   2.8 in    0700 AM 01/05   6440
Pagosa Springs 4WSW          2.8 in    0906 PM 01/04   7505
Pagosa Springs 15.0 SSE      2.7 in    0700 AM 01/05   7408
3 S Vallecito                2.7 in    1217 PM 01/05      m
Bayfield 7N                  2.7 in    0700 AM 01/05   7460
Somerset 12.5 N              2.7 in    0700 AM 01/05   7047
Collbran                     2.6 in    0818 AM 01/05      m
Collbran 0.2 ESE             2.6 in    0700 AM 01/05   6043
Glenwood Springs 1.7 NW      2.6 in    0700 AM 01/05   6050
Molas Pass                   2.6 in    0500 PM 01/04  10801
Chromo                       2.5 in    1056 AM 01/05      m
Pagosa Springs 15.0 SSE      2.5 in    0700 AM 01/05   7408
Telluride                    2.5 in    0523 AM 01/05   8833
1 NNW Redlands               2.0 in    1156 AM 01/05      m
Montrose 15W                 2.0 in    0927 AM 01/05   7603
Clifton                      2.0 in    0829 AM 01/05      m
Dinosaur 0.3 SW              2.0 in    0730 AM 01/05   5872
Cortez 11nw                  2.0 in    0700 AM 01/05   6598
Hickerson Park               2.0 in    0600 AM 01/05   9145
Stump Lakes                  2.0 in    0600 AM 01/05  11200
Upper Taylor                 2.0 in    0600 AM 01/05  10640
Weminuche Creek              2.0 in    0600 AM 01/05  10740
Sharkstooth                  2.0 in    0600 AM 01/05  10720
Idarado                      2.0 in    0600 AM 01/05   9800
5 NW Chromo                  2.0 in    1140 PM 01/04      m
McClure Pass                 2.0 in    0500 PM 01/04   9500
La Sal Mountain (upper)      2.0 in    0500 PM 01/04   9560
Beartown                     2.0 in    0500 PM 01/04  11600
Wolcott 2n                   1.9 in    0700 AM 01/05   7215
Irwin Guides Study Plot      1.9 in    0600 AM 01/05  11040
29 ESE Manila                1.7 in    1213 PM 01/05      m
Durango 4.8 WSW              1.7 in    0700 AM 01/05   7430
1 S Palisade                 1.6 in    0818 AM 01/05      m
Basalt 5.8 E                 1.6 in    0700 AM 01/05   7164
2 W Telluride                1.6 in    0550 PM 01/04   8692
Cedaredge 1.0 NE             1.5 in    0800 AM 01/05   6354
3 NNE Grand Junction         1.5 in    1101 AM 01/05      m
Grand Junction               1.5 in    0955 AM 01/05      m
Redlands                     1.5 in    0922 AM 01/05      m
1 SW Clifton                 1.5 in    0814 AM 01/05      m
17 W Glade Park              1.5 in    0800 AM 01/05   6385

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. Not all data listed are considered official.

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NWS Grand Junction CO
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