The official snowfall through 8:00 a.m. at the CSU weather station is 17 inches. That's a half-mile from my house and representative of the conditions at home. I measured 11.5 inches on the ground. Snow compresses after it's fallen. At the weather station they measure the depth as it falls.
Snow this dense is rare in Fort Collins. It's like wet cement. We've got branches down in back and in front. It's sad to see.