Fort Collins Area Snowfall Totals For Winter Storm ‘Xylia’
While Colorado meteorologists were being heckled when there was no snow on Saturday morning, the weather experts got the last laugh in the end.
The late-arriving winter storm named 'Xylia' ended up dumping several feet across Colorado, becoming one of the largest recorded snowfalls in state history.
Thousands of flights were canceled from Denver International Airport over the weekend. Stretches of major roads like I-25, I-70 and U.S. 287 were closed to traffic. People were urged to avoid travel.
Numerous government offices, Colorado State University and local schools not on spring break in Northern Colorado remain closed on Monday (March 15) as we dig out of the storm. Same goes for a number of local businesses.
While pre-storm estimates were all over the board, here's what the National Weather Service said was recorded for snowfalls in Colorado:
Winter Storm 'Xylia' Snowfall Totals
- Buckhorn Mountain 42 inches
- Aspen Springs 40.3 inches
- Glen Haven 36 inches
- Nederland 36 inches
- Arvada 28.5 inches
- Cameron Pass 28 inches
- Denver International Airport 27.1 inches
- Horsetooth Mountain 27 inches
- Loveland 26 inches
- Buckhorn Mountain 26 inches
- Westminster 25 inches
- Golden 24.5 inches
- Erie 24. 5 inches
- Boulder 24.4 inches
- Fort Collins 24 inches
- Firestone 23.3 inches
- Brighton 23.2 inches
- Berthoud 22.8 inches
- Estes Park 22.3 inches
- Mead 21 inches
- Rustic 20 inches
- Denver 19 inches
- Wellington 18.8 inches
- Longmont 18 inches
- Timnath 17.4 inches
- Greeley 17 inches
For a full list of snowfall totals, visit the National Weather Service site.
The Colorado National Guard was even deployed and assisted with search and rescue operations in Loveland on Sunday (March 14). Larimer County had requested support for citizens in the Redstone Canyon area.
A special thanks to the meteorologists in the state, who may not have got the exact timing right but did convey the impact of the storm correctly in an effort to keep us all safe.
Across all of the Townsquare Northern Colorado properties, we asked for reader-submitted photos of the storm. Here's a number of our favorites.