Bomb Cyclone Wreacks Havoc on Colorado
We here on the Western Slope got off easy with the snowstorm that pummeled the Front Range.
While we had a decent amount of rainfall here we can be thankful we didn't get what Denver and Colorado Springs received. Check these totals out, courtesy of the National Weather Service.
As of 10:30 last night, Boulder had received 12 inches of snow, while at the airport seven inches fell. What impacted people the most was the combination of the snow and high winds. Gusts were recorded in places like Julesburg and Holyoke at near 70 mph. Julesburg had gusts of 68 and Holyoke 62 mph.
In Arapahoe County, 10 inches of new snow fell while Larimer County picked up 16 inches. Gusts of up to 81 MPH were recorded in Lincoln County and in Jefferson County, between 14 and 19 inches fell. With hundreds of people stranded and Denver International Airport closing all of the runways for only the fourth time in its history, this was one nasty storm.
Over the next week Denver and surrounding areas will see temperatures pick up and clearer skies, which means there could be some flooding associated with this storm so, while the storm is pretty much over, it will be felt for weeks on the Front Range.