Storm Snowfall Totals – February 23, 2019

Here’s a quick look at the snow totals from our latest storm! The storm system behaved pretty much as expected with many of the Palmer Divide locations ending up within or very close to our forecast range. Hope everyone had a safe night, was able to get off the roads before things got nasty and stayed warm!

Data from The National Operational Hydrologic
Remote Sensing Center

NWS Officially Reported Totals for Cities Along and Near the Palmer Divide

CountyLocationSnow Accumulation.Source
Arapahoe2 SW Centennial8.5public
Arapahoe3 E Cherry Creek Reserv8trained spotter
Arapahoe3 N Foxfield8public
Douglas1 NNW Lone Tree7.5cocorahs
Douglas2 SE Chatfield Reservoi7.2trained spotter
Douglas2 SSW Castle Rock4.6cocorahs
Douglas3 SW Ponderosa Park5.1cocorahs
Douglas2 E Parker4.6cocorahs
Douglas3 SSW Highlands Ranch7cocorahs
Arapahoe2 SSW Aurora8.5cocorahs
Arapahoe2 ESE Foxfield6.5cocorahs
Arapahoe1 SW Greenwood Village7.5cocorahs
Arapahoe2 WSW Buckley Afb8.5cocorahs
Arapahoe3 N Cherry Creek Reserv6.8cocorahs
Douglas3 S Castle Pines4.1trained spotter
Douglas3 NW Parker6.2trained spotter
Elbert1 NW Ponderosa Park5.5trained spotter
ArapahoeGreenwood Village7.8public
Douglas3 NNW Parker5.5public
Arapahoe4 S Bennett4.5trained spotter
Elbert9 NE Ponderosa Park5trained spotter
ArapahoeSoutheast Aurora5public
Arapahoe2 N Highlands Ranch7.5trained spotter
Arapahoe4 S Arapahoe Park8.2trained spotter
Arapahoe4 NNE Foxfield7.7public
Arapahoe4 ESE Foxfield5trained spotter
Arapahoe1 SE Littleton7.8trained spotter
Arapahoe2 SSW Arapahoe Park7public
Arapahoe3 SE Aurora8trained spotter
Arapahoe3 WSW Aurora7trained spotter

Overall a pretty good forecast for a very tricky storm! Look for clearing conditions on Saturday with a bunch of quieter weather days ahead for this week. Temperatures will warm up and hopefully we can get rid of some of the snowpack still hanging around on the higher elevations of the Palmer Divide.

Cheers everyone, have a great weekend!


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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