Colorado Rain and Snow Totals May 2-3, 2018

An impressive spring system tracked across Colorado on Wednesday May 2nd through Thursday May 3rd, bringing much needed moisture to the Northern Front Range and I-25 corridor of Colorado, including the City of Denver.  This was the best widespread moisture event (in terms of precipitation amounts) for the Front Range urban corridor in quite some time, with rainfall amounts between 1-2″ across much of the Denver metro area.  The track of this system was most favorable for the Northern Front Range, where the Ft. Collins area saw rainfall amounts well in excess of two inches!  

This system also had a snowy side to it for the higher terrain, as you might imagine with a spring storm system.  The Front Range mountains and foothills received impressive snowfall, with snowfall amounts ranging from 8-24″ for areas above 8,000′.  A few of the ski areas that remain open in the Northern Front Range were able to capitalize on the late season snow to freshen up the slopes as well.  On Thursday morning, some snowfall even made it down to about the 6,000′ elevation at times with areas from Castle Rock to Monument receiving minor accumulations on grassy surfaces.

Below is a compiled list of some of the rain and snow totals from this event.

 

Rain Totals May 2-3, 2018:

  • 2.45″ – Ft. Collins (West)
  • 2.21″ – Ft. Collins (Central)
  • 1.78″ – Lakewood
  • 1.71″ – Ken Caryl
  • 1.71″ – Greeley
  • 1.70″ – Boulder
  • 1.61″ – Littleton
  • 1.56″ – Longmont
  • 1.47″ – Loveland
  • 1.33″ – Parker
  • 1.32″ – Westminster
  • 1.32″ – SE Aurora
  • 1.31″ – Denver (Downtown)
  • 1.31″ – Broomfield
  • 1.17″ – Castle Rock
  • 0.94″ – DIA

 

Snow Totals May 2-3, 2018:

  • 23.2″ – Pinecliffe
  • 23.0″ – Loveland Ski Area
  • 20.5″ – Winter Park Ski Area
  • 20.3″ – Coal Creek Canyon
  • 16.0″ – Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
  • 14.3″ – Squaw Mountain
  • 13.3″ – Conifer
  • 11.5″ – Dillon
  • 10.5″ – Nederland
  • 8.0″ – Allenspark
  • 6.6″ – Evergreen
  • 4.4″ – Estes Park
  • 3.7″ – Woodland Park
  • 2.5″ – Monument
  • 1.0″ – Castle Rock

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