12:15 PM, Sunday, April 2, 2017
A storm system heading our way will likely bring rain and snow to the region late Monday into Tuesday. Some guidance is suggesting somewhat heavy amounts in and along the foothills. It’s hard to get too excited given the storm predictions that did not verify Friday night. But the previous storm, although quite large, was weakening when it was in New Mexico at its closest approach to us. The next storm is a little different. It is likely to be in its intensification stage and may move through southern Colorado Monday night.
The potential exists for 6-10 inches in and immediate along the foothills, less further away from the foothills. That’s not a confident forecast at this point, and I will update tomorrow.
The official climate stations in both Boulder and Denver made it through March with no measurable snow. Only a trace (less than 0.1 inch) was recorded in both places. This had happened only twice before in Denver’s record (2012 and 1995). No measurable snow had happened four times previously in Boulder (2012, 1918, 1911, and 1910). I should note that the Boulder snowfall records a century ago were not of the best accuracy.