Here’s how much snow fell across southern Colorado
The first storm of the month, and second of the season, left a trail of snow in Teller County Thursday morning. Teller County saw the bulk of the accumulations, with little snow reported in areas below 6,000 feet.
The storm was tough! It originated in the Pacific Ocean, not the Gulf of Alaska. Due to its warmer origins, snow levels remained high across the state with temperatures in many low-elevation areas remaining above freezing.
The snow first started falling late Wednesday morning, with large, fat flakes over the Palmer area and northern Teller County. As the cold front slid south into a warmer air mass, a mix of rain and snow was falling for a few hours in the Colorado Springs area.
After a short break, the main energy from the storm arrived Wednesday evening, dumping more snow during the overnight hours. Most areas saw the snow end before sunrise.
Highest snow totals from Wednesday afternoon through 11:30 a.m. Thursday:
Additional snow totals were reported from across southern Colorado:
* Fort Garland: 1.6 inches
* Aguilar: 1.9 inches
* Walsenburg: 0.7 inch
* Beola: 1.5″
* Canon City: Tracked
* Pueblo: None
Photos from around southern Colorado:
We want to thank our viewers for reaching out to us during and after the storm. Reports from across the region help us fill in the gaps in missing data. Here are some viewer photos I wanted to share.
Thanks to Coleen Chrencik Hellen for sharing this photo with us from Raspberry Mountain in Divide.
Thanks to News5 viewer Scott Harrison of Gleneagle for this photo.
Thanks to Christine Moore for sharing this amazing view of Pikes Peak with us!
News5 viewer Kim Shumard shared this photo of Buck near her home in Divide.
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