Heavy snow has fallen in Colorado, including Fort Collins, but it’s expected to lighten throughout Tuesday. 9News, Fort Collins Coloradoan
Update, 12:30 p.m.: Snow has begun to taper off in Fort Collins as the winter storm moves east, according to the National Weather Service.
Snow is likely to continue through the early afternoon, with a total of 3-5 inches expected to accumulate before Tuesday night.
As of 11:30 a.m., west Fort Collins had almost 16 inches of snow. Areas of Loveland also reported 16 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Parts of Timnath reported 12 inches, and parts of Wellington reported 17.3 inches.
Original: A winter storm brought possible record-breaking snow to Fort Collins overnight Monday into Tuesday, and snow is still falling.
As of 8:15 a.m., 14.4 inches of snow accumulated at the official weather station at Colorado State University, with 4.9 inches falling before 8:15 p.m. Monday and another 9.5 inches falling overnight.
The National Weather Service received reports of 14.5 inches of snow in some areas of Fort Collins on Tuesday morning.
Coloradoan reporters scattered across Fort Collins reported the following totals:
- 14 inches near Prospect and Taft Hill roads
- 16 inches near Overland Trail and Prospect roads
- 13 inches near Drake Road and Shields Street
- 12 inches in southeast Fort Collins
- 10 inches in northeast Fort Collins
- 12 inches in Timnath
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Colorado State Climatologist Russ Schumacher tweeted about 7:20 a.m. Tuesday that he had a total of 14.9 inches in his Fort Collins backyard, and 9 inches of that fell after 7 p.m. Monday.
This storm will be in Fort Collins’ record books, according to the Colorado Climate Center at CSU. Tuesday will likely be a top-3 day for snow totals in November, and the overall storm snow accumulation total will likely be in the top 4 for November in Fort Collins.
Many Northern Colorado and Front Range towns also saw large snow totals as of Tuesday morning, according to reports to the National Weather Service:
- Loveland: 13 to 14.5 inches
- Windsor: 12 inches
- Laporte: 11.5 inches
- Estes Park: 13 to 16 inches
- Greeley: 7 to 8 inches
- Longmont: 10 inches
- Boulder: 18 to 22 inches
- Denver: 9 to 11 inches
Another band of snow is expected to hit Northern Colorado on Tuesday, with another 4 to 6 inches accumulating by noon, according to the weather service.
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