Fort Collins received 4 to 6 inches of snow and about a half-inch of moisture Monday from what some are hoping is our last spring snowfall.
The Colorado Climate Center in Fort Collins measured 6.4 inches of snow and 0.45 inches of moisture from the storm. That brings our snow total since Sept. 1 to 75 inches and 8.63 inches of moisture. The city’s 30-year average annual snowfall for 1981-2010 is 55.8 inches.
After starting April with record high temperatures, the last week brought two snowfalls totaling 11.6 inches of snow, nearly twice the month’s average of 6.2, and 1.12 inches of moisture, which is a little more than half of our April average.
Fort Collins has received snow in April nine of the past 10 years. And if you think we should be done with the snow by May, you are half right. Over the past decade, the city has received snow five times in May.
- Jamestown (3 miles west): 15.3 inches
- Allenspark (2 miles east): 14 inches
- Boulder (2 miles northwest): 9 inches
- Estes Park (1.8 miles south): 8 inches
- Rocky Mountain National Park Trail Ridge Road: 7 inches
- Horsetooth Mountain (3 miles east): 6.8 inches
- Longmont (2.5 miles northeast): 6.5 inches
- Golden (2 miles southeast): 5.8 inches
- Fort Collins (2 miles northwest): 5.3 inches
- Loveland (2 miles northwest): 4.5 inches
- Fort Collins (3 miles south): 4 inches
- DIA: 3.1 inches
- Greeley: 2.6 inches
Source: National Weather Service and Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network
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