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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
154 PM MST Sun Dec 18 2016

A major winter storm brought several feet of heavy snow to the mountains of eastern Utah and western Colorado during the evening of December 15th through midday December 17th. The heavy snow resulted in major impacts to travel with many mountain passes closing for the majority of the event. Below are preliminary and estimated mountain storm total values. This is followed by individual reports including 24, 48 hour, and 72 hour values.

Elkheat & Park Range...... 14 to 26 inches
Flattops.................. 12 to 36 inches
Grand Mesa................ 20 to 40 inches with 49 inches near Park Reservoir (9960`)
Gore & Elk Range.......... 14 to 19 inches
West Elk & Sawatch Range.. 19 to 31 inches with 49 inches near Schofield Pass (10700`)
Uncompahgre Plateu........ 30 to 40 inches
Northwest San Juans....... 16 to 27 inches
Southwest San Juans....... 19 to 35 inches
Eastern Uintas............ 11 to 22 inches
Eastern Tavaputs.......... 14 to 18 inches
La Sals & Abajos.......... 15 to 22 inches


...Snowfall Reports...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Elevation (ft.)
Cedaredge 10.5 NNW           33.8 in   0800 AM 12/18   10399
Irwin Ski Lodge              31.0 in   0521 PM 12/17   10400
4 NE North Pole Peak         27.0 in   1201 PM 12/18   9470
Crested Butte 6.2 N          23.5 in   0700 AM 12/18   9606
Gothic                       23.5 in   0700 AM 12/18   9469
Ouray                        21.9 in   0507 PM 12/17   7720
Ouray Spotter                21.9 in   0736 AM 12/18   7727
Ouray                        21.9 in   0736 AM 12/18   7728
Pitkin 1.1 SW                18.0 in   0700 AM 12/18   9139
6 NNW Rockwood               17.9 in   0700 AM 12/18   8976
Taylor Park                  10.4 in   0509 PM 12/17   9179
4 NW Colona                  10.0 in   0507 PM 12/17   null
3 N Skyway                   9.0 in    0642 PM 12/17   7696
Vail 2.6 E                   8.6 in    0700 AM 12/18   8389
Montrose 2e                  7.5 in    0700 AM 12/18   5806
Montrose 7.3 ENE             7.2 in    0700 AM 12/18   6914
Gunnison 6.6 N               6.5 in    0700 AM 12/18   7941
Vail 0.9 WNW                 6.0 in    0700 AM 12/18   8172
Durango 4.8 WSW              5.8 in    0700 AM 12/18   7430
Steamboat Springs 0.7 ESE    5.7 in    0700 AM 12/18   7049
El Jebel                     5.5 in    0720 AM 12/18   6427
Pagosa Springs 1.6 SSW       5.2 in    0800 AM 12/18   7401
Bayfield 7N                  4.4 in    0700 AM 12/18   7460
Hayden                       4.0 in    0600 PM 12/17   6467
Gunnison 3wsw                4.0 in    0700 AM 12/18   7602
Cortez 11nw                  4.0 in    0700 AM 12/18   6598
Carbondale                   3.6 in    0500 AM 12/18   6171
Glenwood Springs 1.7 NW      3.6 in    0700 AM 12/18   6050
Durango 0.8 SSW              3.0 in    0700 AM 12/18   6624
Wolcott 2.3 N                3.0 in    0700 AM 12/18   7224
Wolcott 2n                   3.0 in    0700 AM 12/18   7215
Hotchkiss 5wnw               1.5 in    0700 AM 12/18   5763
17 W Glade Park              1.3 in    0800 AM 12/18   6385
Canyonlands the Neck         1.0 in    0800 AM 12/18   5930
Arboles 5wnw                 1.0 in    0700 AM 12/18   6545
Hovenweep National Monument  0.8 in    0800 AM 12/18   5240
Rifle 3.2 ENE                0.5 in    0700 AM 12/18   5472
Durango 7.1 N                0.5 in    0800 AM 12/18   6575
Rifle 3ene                   0.5 in    0700 AM 12/18   5436
Grand Junction 3.9 SSE       0.5 in    0700 AM 12/18   4676
Ignacio Spotter              0.4 in    0700 AM 12/18   6562
Grand Junction 4.1 W         0.1 in    0700 AM 12/18   4630

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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