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Colorado Front Range Snow Totals: Summer Snow Piles Up, With Nearly A Foot In One Location

DENVER (CBS4) - In most months of the year, the snow that fell in Colorado Tuesday and Wednesday would not be considered impressive. But for the second week in September, it was the most September snow seen in many years.

Colorado Snowstorm, Sept. 8-9, 2020
Snow falls outside the Colorado State Capitol building in Denver, Colorado on September 8, 2020. - After a weekend of record-setting heat topping off at 101 degrees Fahrenheit (38.3C), temperatures dropped more than 60 degrees, bringing snow to many parts of the state. Coloradans were ditching the suntan lotion on September 8 and pulling out warm gloves and boots as the western US state went from blazing summer heat to snowfall in just one day. (Photo by Eli IMADALI / AFP) (Photo by ELI IMADALI/AFP via Getty Images)

Denver officially received 1.0 inch of snow which was the first measurable September snow in 20 years. Downtown Denver measured closer to 2 inches while Boulder received 5.5 inches of heavy, wet snow causing many downed trees and power outages.

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The highest snow totals were found in the foothills of Larimer County where locations like Rist Canyon west of Fort Collins measured more than 10 inches of snow.

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Elsewhere, most areas picked of less than 6 inches of snow.

Early Season Winter Storm Blankets Colorado In Snow
BOULDER, CO - SEPTEMBER 09: Downed tree branches cover a truck during an early season snow storm on September 9, 2020 in Boulder, Colorado. The storm brought more than five inches of snow to areas along Colorado's front range, but temperatures are expected to return to the 80s this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

Regardless, it was very beneficial moisture considering 92% of Colorado is experiencing severe drought and more than 50% of the state has extreme drought.

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