High-impact Front Range snowstorm not expected

10:00 AM, Sunday, November 15, 2015

The strong storm system for Monday evening into early Tuesday is evolving in a way that should result in a low-impact storm for most of the Front Range region. Most areas should see under 6 inches, some areas much less than 6. The eastern plains and the Palmer Divide region (south of Denver and north of Colorado Springs) are likely to see the worst impacts of wind and snow.

The storm will be intensifying as it reaches eastern Colorado late Monday night. Such a position results in north winds which are not conducive to long-duration heavy snow along the Front Range. The worst impacts are likely to shift east quickly

Timing: late afternoon/early evening Monday through Tuesday morning.

Most likely accumulation:

South Denver area through the Palmer Divide region, and the plains east of Denver: 3-7 inches, with considerable blowing snow. Expect winter driving conditions.

Denver & west suburbs north through Cheyenne (including Boulder and Fort Collins): 1-4 inches mainly before sunrise Tuesday.  DIA may see snow and wind last longer than the western suburbs.

Mountains: 4-7 inches around Nederland and Estes Park, possibly a little more in the higher mountains.

Colorado Springs: 1-3 inches.

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