Monthly Archives: February 2016

Minor snowfall tonight

12:25 PM, Monday, February 22, 2016

A minor snowfall tonight should not have major impacts on transportation in the Front Range region. Initial precipitation this evening may be rain. Any accumulating snow is likely during the night and/or early Tuesday morning.

 

3-6 inches: mountains and the north-facing slopes of the Palmer Divide, including Nederland and Castle Rock.

1-4 inches: Denver, Broomfield, Boulder, north suburbs of Colorado Springs

0-2 inches: Colorado Springs; along &east of a line from DIA-Longmont-Fort Collins-Cheyenne

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Some snow and cold Monday night/Tuesday morning

12:15 PM, Sunday, February 21, 2016

Neither a big storm nor a bitter cold wave are expected, but colder weather with snow is expected Monday evening through Tuesday morning in the Front Range region.

 

It’s hard to say if the snow (or a little rain at the start) will begin by Monday evening’s commute. I’d say probably in Cheyenne, maybe in Boulder and Denver, probably not south of Denver. Monday after dark through Tuesday morning are likely to see periods of mainly light snow, with possibly a couple hours of moderate or heavy snow.

 

Probable accumulations:

3-6 inches in and immediately along the foothills and Palmer Divide (including the west suburbs of Denver, Castle Rock, Boulder, and Nederland).

1-4 inches elsewhere (including Colorado Springs, Denver/DIA, Longmont, Fort Collins, and Cheyenne)

Some local reports over 6 inches are likely in the mountains.

 

 

 

Near Record Warm Thursday, Windy

4:37 PM, Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Mild weather continues and will approach and possibly reach record levels Thursday. The record high for Denver is 71, and for Boulder it’s 70, both set in 1930.

 

Cooler temperatures (but still above average) will be ushered in Thursday night with strong west and northwest winds. It may be gusty for a large part of Thursday, but the strongest winds are likely Thursday night and/or Friday morning when gusts may exceed 70 mph in some places.

 

The next chance for below average temperatures may arrive early next week.

Peak of the snow Monday afternoon and evening

Monday, February 1, 2016, 10:05 AM

The snowiest period from this storm is likely this afternoon and evening. Expect difficult driving conditions. Snow should taper off Tuesday morning, but there will probably still be some impacts on the roads. Still looking for totals in the 8-14 inch range, maybe a little more in the foothills and Palmer Divide, and a little less around Cheyenne and Weld County.