12:45 PM, Sunday, February 22, 2015
The widespread moderate and heavy snow is mainly over the mountains and foothills of central and southern Colorado now. But as the storm to our southwest churns, areas of snow are likely to continue moving north through the Front Range region this afternoon and tonight. At times the snow will stop and the sun might shine dimly through the clouds, and at other times snow may re-intensify for a couple hours. Additional accumulations Sunday afternoon through Monday morning for the Front Range corridor from Denver to the Wyoming border should range from Trace-4 inches. It may be a little heavier down toward Colorado Springs and the foothills southwest of Denver.
Although temperatures are likely to climb above freezing Tue and Wed, it may not get back to average (mid to upper 40s for Denver-Boulder). So there will likely be snow on the ground when the next snowfall hits Wednesday evening. At this point that storm doesn’t look as heavy. But it look possible that we may enter another multi-day cold spell with more than one period of snow through the weekend.
And yes, the Boulder coop climate station reached a monthly total of 34.6 inches of snow as of 7AM, a new February record. We may be on track for a month that exceeds 40 inches. That has happened in every month from October to April except for January and February, historically the drier mid-winter months.