Snow blew through Northern Colorado Monday and Tuesday, blanketing much of Fort Collins. Erin Udell, email@example.com
The two-day snowstorm that cloaked Fort Collins on Monday and Tuesday ended up totaling 16.5 inches.
On Monday, 4.9 inches fell, and 11.6 inches fell on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Though it didn’t cap any official records, Colorado State Climatologist Russ Schumacher noted Tuesday was the second snowiest November day on record in Fort Collins, following Nov. 20, 1979, when 21.1 inches of snow was recorded.
Schumacher said this is the third-fastest start to a snow season in Fort Collins. So far this season, 31.4 inches of snow have fallen, and he said at this point in the season the average is 11.9 inches.
The two years with faster snow accumulation in November were 1979 and 2009.
“It’s a small sample size, so I don’t want to put too much weight on this, but those ended up being our snowiest and third-snowiest winters on record at Fort Collins,” Schumacher said. “We’ll have to wait and see what the rest of winter holds.”
The snowiest season to date is 1979-1980, and 2009-2010 is the third-snowiest.
Northeast and north-central Colorado, including Larimer County, are under a hazardous weather outlook until Tuesday, according to NWS. A strong storm is expected on Friday, bringing heavy winds, freezing rain and low clouds across the region.
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