Winter Storm Vexo

April 15-18: The last major winter storm of the season produced very heavy snowfall across the higher elevations of the Central and Southern Rockies.  The storm buried the high terrain of Colorado with feet of snow, including a storm total of 51.3 inches near Pinecliffe. Up to a foot of snow even fell in the lower elevations at Denver International Airport.

Portions of Interstate 80 were closed in southeast Wyoming Sunday morning due to poor travel conditions from the snow. Interstate 70 had to be closed at times to the west of Denver Friday into early Sunday due to heavy snowfall. About 47,000 Xcel Energy customers lost power at some point during the storm in Colorado.

Arizona: 7 inches at NWS office in Bellemont
Colorado: 51.3 inches near Pinecliffe; 49 inches 13 miles northwest of Golden; 12.1 inches at Denver Int’l Airport
Montana: 19 inches estimated west of Bynum; 6.9 inches at Great Falls
Nebraska: 3 inches near Melbeta
New Mexico: 11.5 inches near Questa
North Dakota: 6 inches at Kenmare
Utah: 7 inches at Buckboard Flat
Wyoming: 33 inches near Encampment; 15 inches near Casper; 10 inches in Cheyenne

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