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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
1203 PM MST Sun Dec 24 2017

A passing low pressure system brought significant snow and high winds to the
northern and central Colorado mountains yesterday. Both snowfall and wind
gusts increased with elevation.

Preliminary storm totals:

Gore and Elk Range...       5 to 10 inches
W Elks and Sawatch Range... 3 to 6 inches
Elkheads and Park Range...  6 to 15 inches, with highest elevations up to 30
                            inches


...Snowfall Reports for the Past 24 Hours...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Lat/Lon/Elev (ft.)

...Colorado...

...Eagle County...
Vail 2.6 E                   3.1 in    0700 AM 12/24   39.65N/106.33W/8389
Vail 0.9 WNW                 2.7 in    0700 AM 12/24   39.65N/106.40W/8172
2 SSW Gypsum                 1.0 in    0300 PM 12/23   39.62N/106.95W/6535
1 S Wolcott                  1.0 in    0700 PM 12/23   39.68N/106.68W/MSG
Wolcott 2n                   0.6 in    0700 AM 12/24   39.73N/106.68W/7215
Wolcott 2.3 N                0.6 in    0700 AM 12/24   39.73N/106.68W/7224
Avon 2N                      0.5 in    0600 AM 12/24   39.67N/106.55W/8200
Carbondale 5.7 E             0.2 in    0800 AM 12/24   39.40N/107.11W/6427

...Garfield County...
1 NNW Carbondale             2.0 in    0836 PM 12/23   39.41N/107.22W/MSG
6 NNW El Jebel               1.5 in    0946 PM 12/23   39.48N/107.14W/MSG

...Gunnison County...
Crested Butte 6.2 N          3.0 in    0700 AM 12/24   38.96N/106.99W/9606
Gothic                       3.0 in    0700 AM 12/24   38.97N/106.98W/9469
Crested Butte                3.0 in    0300 PM 12/23   38.87N/106.98W/MSG
Pitkin 1.1 SW                2.0 in    0700 AM 12/24   38.60N/106.53W/9139
6 W Crested Butte            2.0 in    0700 AM 12/24   38.88N/107.10W/MSG
9 WNW Almont                 1.0 in    0510 PM 12/23   38.70N/107.00W/MSG

...Routt County...
1 SE Steamboat Springs       15.0 in   0903 PM 12/23   40.47N/106.81W/MSG
1 NW Steamboat Springs       11.0 in   1032 PM 12/23   40.49N/106.84W/MSG
2 SSW Hahns Peak             9.4 in    0700 AM 12/24   40.78N/106.94W/8200
Steamboat Springs 1.9 E      8.7 in    0600 AM 12/24   40.47N/106.79W/7200
Steamboat Springs 1.2 SE     8.0 in    0530 AM 12/24   40.47N/106.80W/7075
Steamboat Springs 1.5 WNW    6.8 in    0700 AM 12/24   40.49N/106.85W/6778
Steamboat Springs 0.7 ESE    6.5 in    0700 AM 12/24   40.48N/106.81W/7049
Steamboat Springs 0.1 NNE    6.2 in    0700 AM 12/24   40.49N/106.83W/6743
Steamboat Springs 0.6 NNW    6.0 in    0700 AM 12/24   40.49N/106.82W/6812
5 WNW Oak Creek              4.0 in    0700 AM 12/24   40.30N/107.04W/7808
Steamboat Springs 7.9 WNW    3.3 in    0800 AM 12/24   40.52N/106.96W/6653
3 E Toponas                  2.5 in    1000 PM 12/23   40.07N/106.75W/8303
Yampa                        2.0 in    0956 AM 12/24   40.16N/106.91W/7857


...Wind Reports for the Past 24 Hours...

Location                     Speed     Time/Date       Lat/Lon/Elev (ft.)

...Colorado...

...Eagle County...
Dowd                         53 MPH    0829 PM 12/23   39.61N/106.45W/7747
Dowd Junction - 1 N Dowd     49 MPH    0656 PM 12/23   39.63N/106.45W/9068
Eagle Airport                45 MPH    0515 PM 12/23   39.64N/106.92W/6548

...Garfield County...
Storm King Mountain - 4 WNW  76 MPH    0758 PM 12/23   39.59N/107.40W/8793
Deep Creek - 14 NNW New Cast 62 MPH    0655 PM 12/23   39.77N/107.65W/9404
Sunlight Mountain            60 MPH    0312 PM 12/23   39.43N/107.38W/10603
2 ESE Rio Blanco             45 MPH    0647 PM 12/23   39.70N/107.93W/7273

...Gunnison County...
Monarch Pass                 79 MPH    0535 PM 12/23   38.50N/106.32W/12031
Monarch Pass                 78 MPH    0914 PM 12/23   38.50N/106.32W/12031
Huntsman Mesa - 3 NNE Powder 55 MPH    0448 PM 12/23   38.33N/107.09W/9400
Crested Butte                47 MPH    0544 PM 12/23   38.86N/106.97W/8907
Mount Crested Butte          47 MPH    0641 PM 12/23   38.91N/106.96W/9600

...Moffat County...
2 SW Great Divide            50 MPH    0546 PM 12/23   40.76N/107.85W/7240

...Ouray County...
Mt Abrahms                   73 MPH    0400 PM 12/23   37.96N/107.65W/11841
Senator Beck                 67 MPH    0700 PM 12/23   37.91N/107.73W/12186

...Pitkin County...
1 ESE Aspen                  81 MPH    0700 PM 12/23   39.19N/106.81W/MSG
The Crown - 2 SSW Emma       56 MPH    0549 PM 12/23   39.35N/107.09W/8382
Aspen Airport                49 MPH    0659 PM 12/23   39.22N/106.87W/7723
2 S Woody Creek              45 MPH    0553 PM 12/23   39.25N/106.88W/7518

...Rio Blanco County...
Pinto - 18 SE Massadona      55 MPH    0623 PM 12/23   40.02N/108.40W/6672
Dead Horse - 13 ENE Buford   52 MPH    0657 PM 12/23   40.08N/107.37W/8685
Hunter Creek - 19 W Rio Blan 46 MPH    0618 PM 12/23   39.77N/108.33W/7320

...Routt County...
Storm Peak Observatory       61 MPH    0615 PM 12/23   40.46N/106.74W/10531
Steamboat Springs Arpt       55 MPH    0830 PM 12/23   40.52N/106.87W/6878

...San Juan County...
Eagle Mountain               83 MPH    0800 PM 12/23   37.88N/107.74W/12851
Kendall Mountain             49 MPH    0600 PM 12/23   37.79N/107.64W/13064

...Utah...
7 WSW Monticello             45 MPH    0300 PM 12/23   37.84N/109.46W/11330

...Uintah County...
23 SW Artesia                56 MPH    0740 PM 12/23   39.98N/109.35W/5308
17 SSE Naples                46 MPH    0440 PM 12/23   40.20N/109.35W/5541
14 SE Randlett               46 MPH    0600 PM 12/23   40.05N/109.69W/4803

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.

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