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Palmer Divide Snowfall Totals – Dec 14, 2017

Snowfall Totals | Snow Storm | Snow Amounts | Castle Rock CO | Elizabeth CO | Parker CO | Palmer Ridge Weather | Palmer Divide Weather

Here’s a quick look at snow totals from our latest storm. As we had predicted, snowfall amounts were relatively light and travel impacts were minimal. We experienced the worst road conditions South and East of Castle Rock this morning over higher elevations of the Palmer Ridge.

  • Castle Rock
    • 1.0 – 1.3 inches of snow accumulation

 

  • Areas South and West of Castle Rock (Palmer Divide, Sedalia, etc…)
    • 1.5 – 3.0 inches of snow accumulation

 

  • South Denver Suburbs
    • 0.5 – 1.1 inches of snow accumulation

 

  • Elbert Area (Southeast of Castle Rock)
    • 0.8 – 1.0 inches of snow accumulation

 

  • Falcon ( NE Colorado Springs Area *by request*)
    • T – 0.2 inches of snow accumulation — downslope off the Palmer Divide squashed a lot of moisture down that way!

Our forecast was pretty spot on with this storm. Despite the models trying to push snow totals in the 2-4 inch range or even 3-6 inch range for some of these areas… we just didn’t see a lot of support for it. We kept our snow forecast on the lower side based on the type of storms we’ve seen this year and this storm looking very similar to those storms.

See our original forecast for this storm

Our next chance of snow comes on Saturday and we will have an article up on Friday tracking that storm system. Stay tuned!

John R. Braddock
Storm Chaser/ Amateur Meteorologist at Mountain Wave Weather
John R. Braddock is a NOAA/NWS Certified Storm Chaser and Amateur Meteorologist living in Castle Rock, Colorado. A graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and a Colorado native, he specializes in short range forecasting, severe weather and mountain weather dynamics.

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