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It’s well into December, but it may not seem like it.

Storms in Mesa County caused flooding, road closures and debris flows Monday. 

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction reported the area got over an inch of rain. 

Forecaster Tom Renwich, with the weather service, said Mesa, Delta and Montrose counties experienced a surge of monsoonal moisture that caused thunderstorms, storm winds, and flash flooding.

"Here at the airport we officially got 1.15 inches of rain," Renwick said. "The pervious record before that was .68 inches and that was set back in 1897."

Laura Palmisano

Snow fell across the state Monday. 

The National Weather Service in Boulder reported significant snowfall in the mountains with up to 28 inches in some parts. 

Ryan Pedersen of Seattle said he wasn't ready for the unexpected snowfall.

"I love it but I’m kind of upset that I didn't bring the right toys for this weather."

The storm is slowly moving across the state towards the Plains but should clear out by Tuesday. 

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a freeze warning.

Hugh Carson

A winter storm has hit western Colorado, with the National Weather Service saying several feet of snow are possible in some areas of the central mountains.