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Parts of Southern Colorado buried under feet of snow

Big snow for Rye, Colorado
Southern Colorado storm totals
Southern Colorado snow totals
Posted at 5:24 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 19:30:49-05

Sub-tropical air coupled with strong jet stream winds delivered plenty of fresh snow to Southern Colorado this past weekend. Snow totals from the storm were highest over the San Juan Mountains and Sawatch Range. Wolf Creek Pass the big winner with 32" of snow over the past 48 hours. Monarch through the weekend picked up 31" of powder.

Closer to home, parts of Pueblo County got clobbered, with 15-18" of snow reported near the town of Rye, and 11" in Beaulah. We saw 9" of snow in Colorado City and Wetmore.

Southern Colorado storm totals
Snow totals for Southern Colorado

Central El Paso County totals ranged from 3-7", with the highest amounts west of I-25 across the eastern slopes. Canon City and Pueblo saw between 4-5" of snow.

Southern Colorado snow totals
Weekend snow totals

News5 viewer Cheryl Ammeter of Rye shared this photo on our Facebook page. It shows 18" of snow.

Heavy snow reported in Rye, Colorado
A foot and a half of snow in Rye, Colorado

Another photo from Tina White, also of Rye, captured this photo of her patio furniture practically buried in the snow.

Big snow for Rye, Colorado
More than a foot of snow in Rye, Colorado

This photo from Carol McCallister of Colorado Springs, shows us about 8" of snow from the Lower Mountain Shadows neighborhood.

Heavy snow for Southern Colorado
Heavy snow in Lower Mountain Shadows neighborhood, Colorado Springs