Snowy commute Wednesday evening

5:00 AM, Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The next cold front should push through Cheyenne about midday, and then through Boulder and Denver in the early to mid afternoon. Snow is expected to develop before the evening commute. The bulk of the accumulation for the Boulder-Denver area should be the late afternoon through the evening, but light intermittent snow is likely through Thursday.

Accumulations are likely to range 3-7 inches in the lower elevations, with the lower end of that range more likely north of Boulder, and the higher end near the foothills from Boulder south through the west side of Denver. 6-10 inches is expected in the mountains and foothills of the Front Range.

Town-specific:

Nederland, Brainard Lake, Evergreen, 6-10 inches

Boulder, Broomfield, Castle Rock, west & south sides of Denver, 4-7 inches

DIA, east side of Denver, Longmont, Fort Collins, 3-5 inches, possibly less in Weld County

Friday through Wednesday:

Cold unsettled weather continues. Significant snow is expected this weekend in the western Colorado mountain areas, and possibly extending to parts of the Front Range late Saturday.

February snowfall record:

Denver sits only 4.9 inches below its February snowfall record of 22.1 inches. But since DIA is not the snowiest side of town there is only a small chance of reaching that tonight. But there could be more snow before the month is over on Saturday

Boulder is at 38.4 inches for the month, well over the old record of 32.1. Boulder is also at a record 2.71 inches of moisture. The snowiest of any month, 56.7 inches in March 1970, appears out of reach.

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