One year ago: November blizzard hit Colorado

DENVER — The week before Thanksgiving 2015 began with many people in the Denver metro area and the Front Range getting out their shovels.

A blizzard delivering snow totals ranging from inches to more than a foot arrived on Nov. 16 and 17.

Kids in Aurora, Cherry Creek and Douglas County school districts got a snow day. Drivers were stranded on major highways just south of Denver and on the eastern Plains.

We’re in the middle of a much different weather story this year, having gone halfway through November without the first measurable snowfall of the season in Denver.

Below are snow totals as reported by the National Weather Service by 11:10 a.m. on Nov. 17, 2015.

Arvada: 1 inch

Aspen Springs: 11 inches

Aurora: 10 inches with snow drifts of 2-2 1/2 feet

Bailey: 8 inches

Beaver Creek: 7 inches

Bennett: 8.5 inches

Bergen Park: 13 inches

Black Hawk: 8.2 inches

Boulder: Trace

Breckenridge: 6 inches

Brighton: 2.2 inches

Brookvale: 12 inches

Buckhorn Mountain: 4.9 inches

Buckley Air Force Base: 8 inches

Carbondale: 5 inches

Castle Rock: 8.2 inches

Castle Rock East: 13 inches

Centennial: 11 inches

Chatfield Reservoir: 8 inches

Cheesman Reservoir: 8 inches

Cherry Hills Village: 4.4 inches

Conifer: 15 inches

Copper Mountain: 6 inches

Denver: 4 inches

Denver International Airport: 4 inches with blizzard conditions and wind gust to 58 mph

Elizabeth: 18 inches

Eldorado Springs: 7 inches

Estes Park: 2 inches

Evergreen: 11 inches

Fairplay: 1.5 inches

Federal Heights: 4 inches

Genesee: 16 inches

Golden: 12 inches

Grant: 5 inches

Highlands Ranch: 7.5 inches

Ken Caryl: 6.5 inches

Keystone: 7 inches

Kittredge: 14 inches

Lakewood: 3.5 inches

Limon: 61 mph wind gust

Littleton: 6.1 inches

Lone Tree: 10.5 inches

Louisville: 2.5 inches

Monument: 16 inches

Nederland: 4 inches

Northglenn: 4.4 inches

Parker: 9 inches

Perry Park: 12 inches

Peyton: 7 inches

Pine: 8.1 inches

Pinecliffe: 5 inches

Pinery: 14.2 inches

Pingree Park: 6 inches

Ponderosa Park: 15 inches

Roxborough Park: 9.2 inches

Silver Plume: 6 inches

Silverthorne: 5.8 inches

Steamboat Springs: 6 inches

Strasburg: 2 inches

Tabernash: 3.5 inches

Thornton: 3.8 inches

Vail: 8 inches

Tiny Town: 15 inches

Virginia Dale: 1.1 inches

Westminster: 3 inches

Winter Park: 8 inches