The snow many had been wishing and praying for fell down upon the Cameron Peak Fire on Tuesday (Sept. 8).

Authorities reported that 6-12 inches of snow fell down Tuesday over different parts of the fire spanning 102,596 acres. The average first measurable snowfall typically falls in mid-October.

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith is optimistic that the snow will be of huge help. Here's what he wrote in a Facebook statement Wednesday morning:

"While the fire is not out, I am confident that this pause will provide fire crews the opportunity to focus resources on a few critical areas where the fire has potential to escape and run during a time that the fire will be behaving much less aggressively."

According to 9News and the Colorado State University Climate Center, here's how much the rest of Northern Colorado got:

  • Laporte: 4.7 inches
  • Fort Collins: 2.5 inches
  • Loveland: 2.4 inches
  • Berthoud: 1.5 inches
  • Longmont: 1.5 inches
  • Greeley: Trace
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