Sunday snow

12:30 PM, Saturday, December 13, 2014

Clouds and precipitation are moving into western Colorado this afternoon (rain in valleys and snow in the mountains). For the Front Range, expect clouds and snow by Sunday morning, ending during the late afternoon or evening. Snow and blowing snow may linger into Sunday night in far eastern Colorado near the Kansas and Nebraska border.

Although past history would suggest that the storm track is good for a significant snowstorm in the Denver-Boulder area, the small size and north-south elongation of this storm should reduce the upslope wind component and keep accumulation fairly low.

Most likely amounts for the Front Range area:

0-2 inches: southeastern Wyoming, Larimer & Weld Counties, Longmont, eastern Denver suburbs including DIA.

1-4 inches: Boulder, Louisville, Broomfield, Denver, Golden, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs (the higher end of that range is more likely near and in the lower foothills)

3-6 inches: Upper foothills and Palmer Divide (including Nederland and Monument Hill)

5-8 inches: near continental divide: Brainard  Lake and Eisenhower Tunnel.

Other parts of Colorado: High mountain passes may be messy this evening and Sunday morning due to 6-10 inches of snow. The same applies for the Raton Pass along I-25 near the New Mexico border. Although the eastern plains will likely see very little, the far eastern plains (east of Sterling and Limon) are likely to see several inches of snow and blowing snow Sunday afternoon and night.

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