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Statement as of 12:59 PM MST on February 23, 2017

Expires 2:59 AM EST on February 24, 2017


A broad trough of low pressure began to impact northern parts of eastern
Utah and western Colorado early Wednesday, then transitioned to southern
areas later in the today. Snowfall and gusty winds continued for many
areas through noon today.

The greatest snowfall amounts have been in northeast Utah, where 6 to
11 inches of new snow has fallen. Other locations generally received
a few inches of new snowfall with this storm. Preliminary values
follow.

... Wind reports...

Location speed time/date elevation (ft.)
Irwin ski Lodge 68 mph 0300 PM 02/22 10400
Garfield County regional Arp 48 mph 0220 am 02/23 5532
2 NW Montrose 48 mph 0205 PM 02/22 M
Eagle County regional airpor 45 mph 0243 am 02/23 6548

... Snowfall reports...

Location amount time/date elevation (ft.)
9 ESE Whiterocks 11.0 in 1104 am 02/23 M
2 NW Ballard 11.0 in 1102 am 02/23 M
Jarvie ranch 1s 8.2 in 0745 am 02/23 5675
Dinosaur 0.3 SW 7.6 in 0730 am 02/23 5872
Dinosaur nat'l Mon hq 7.0 in 1115 am 02/23 5972
Vernal 0.8 S 6.4 in 0630 am 02/23 5351
1 SW Naples 6.0 in 1110 am 02/23 M
10 E Naples 5.0 in 1121 am 02/23 M
Massadona 5.0 in 0902 am 02/23 M
Jensen 0.4 WSW 4.8 in 0700 am 02/23 4768
Colona 4.0 in 1058 am 02/23 M
5 SW Colona 2.7 in 0900 am 02/23 M
Ouray spotter 2.5 in 0718 am 02/23 7727
Ouray .23 NNW 2.5 in 0718 am 02/23 7728
Montrose 10.1 S 2.5 in 0620 am 02/23 6796
Montrose 15w 2.0 in 0908 am 02/23 7603
Rangely 2.0 in 0700 am 02/23 5290
Cortez 11nw 2.0 in 0700 am 02/23 6598
Pitkin 1.1 SW 2.0 in 0700 am 02/23 9139
Dolores 4.8 ENE 2.0 in 0700 am 02/23 7132
Gothic 2.0 in 0700 am 02/23 9469
Crested Butte 1.9 in 0731 am 02/23 8853
Craig 4sw 1.8 in 0700 am 02/23 6496
Durango 4.8 WSW 1.6 in 0700 am 02/23 7430
Black Canyon visitor center 1.5 in 0759 am 02/23 8151
2 N Massadona 1.5 in 0707 am 02/23 M
Wolcott 2n 1.5 in 0700 am 02/23 7215

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. Not all data listed are considered official.


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