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Snow Piles up in Colorado…Again

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Just days after a crippling blizzard dropped over two feet of snow on parts of Colorado mid-week, another storm brought double-digit snowfall totals to parts of the Centennial State once again on Saturday.

Up to a foot of snow overspread parts of Colorado in a storm that moved through late Friday and Saturday across the state, with some of the snow trickling into northern New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo mountains as well.

Unlike the last storm, Colorado Springs and southern Colorado saw the heaviest accumulations, with the Mile High City receiving only a dusting to an inch in the immediate metro area. Colorado Springs, meanwhile, saw 10″ of snow as of early Saturday afternoon, and Monument, located just to the north of Colorado Springs, saw 11″.

Skiers and snowboarders are reaping the benefits of the recent heavy snowfall, with Loveland Ski Area near Denver reporting on Saturday that they had eclipsed the 300″ mark for the season. Snow levels across most of Colorado are running 80-110 percent of average, with higher percentage figures expected in upcoming surveys next week.

Warmer and drier conditions are expected by Sunday across the region with some of the snow moving into the far northern Texas panhandle overnight. More snow is expected across the Colorado Rockies by the middle and end of the week, although many higher elevations in both Utah and Wyoming are expecting significant snowfall Sunday through Wednesday.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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