Kremmling gets 14 inches of snow as winter storms move through county |

Kremmling gets 14 inches of snow as winter storms move through county

Residents awoke to multiple inches of fresh snow Tuesday morning in Kremmling, and across Grand County.
Sky-Hi reader submitted / Cindy McGinnis Kassales |

Old man winter has been busy over the past few days, dumping multiple inches of snow across Grand County in a series of storms that are helping Middle Park play catch-up on alpine snowpack.

The recent storm system erupted last weekend with a Saturday squall that deposited upwards of seven inches across eastern Grand County. Winter Park Resort tallied 11 inches over the weekend with an additional four inches of fresh snow at the start of operations Tuesday morning, bringing their February snowfall total to 36 inches.

Further north, the folks at Granby Ranch welcomed about seven inches over the past 72 hours, including multiple inches of fresh powder Monday night into Tuesday morning.

The big tallies for Monday night’s snowstorm were reported in the Kremmling area where local residents measured upwards of 14 inches of new snow Tuesday morning.

Grand County’s Nordic ski resorts also saw a nice dose of fresh snow with varying amounts falling across the region.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch tallied five inches of overnight snowfall Tuesday morning, on top of roughly nine inches that fell over the weekend. Up in the Granby area, the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center recorded about three inches of overnight snowfall Tuesday morning with an additional three inches falling just a few days earlier on Saturday. Representatives from Latigo Ranch, north of Kremmling, said they received eight inches of new snow as of Tuesday morning, with about 10 inches falling within the last week.

Around Grand County, SNOTEL data collection sites recorded a hodgepodge of snowfall figures. SNOTEL sites are the official data collection sites monitored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The Stillwater Creek SNOTEL site, located slightly west of the Idleglen Staging Area, was showing two inches of fresh snow Tuesday morning following three inches that fell Saturday. The Phantom Valley SNOTEL site, located at the northern end of the Kawuneeche Valley near the Timber Lake Trailhead, was showing two inches of overnight snowfall Tuesday after tallying six inches of snow after Saturday’s storm.

On Rabbit Ears Pass the SNOTEL site posted five inches of fresh snowfall Tuesday morning. The same amount was recorded at the Columbine SNOTEL site near Muddy Pass slightly east of Rabbit Ears. Further east, but still north of Kremmling, the Arapaho Ridge SNOTEL site recorded five inches of snowfall.

Data for Willow Creek Pass, Berthoud Pass and Jones Pass was unavailable Tuesday morning.

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