Monthly Archives: November 2018

Mild & Windy Saturday, Cold & Snowy Sunday

3 PM MST, Friday, November 9, 2018

After a mild a windy Saturday, a strong cold front will move north to south through the Front Range region late Saturday afternoon and evening. Expect a cloudy and cold day Sunday with temperatures staying below freezing all day. Light accumulations of snow are likely, especially late Saturday night and Sunday morning.

 

Likely Accumulation:

3-5″ – Nederland, Eisenhower Tunnel, Estes Park, Palmer Divide region

1-3 inches – Denver-Boulder Metro, highest on west side.

Dusting – 2 inches – Cheyenne, Fort Collins, Weld County, Colorado Springs

 

 

Mountain snow this weekend, dry Front Range foothills and plains

3:30 PM MDT, Friday, November 2, 2018

A couple rounds of snow are likely this weekend in the high elevations near and west of the continental divide, with dry and seasonably mild weather for the Front Range foothills and plains. Saturday will likely be a little cooler than Sunday, but neither day will be cold compared to the seasonal average.

Mountain snow

Snow is expected to cause some winter driving conditions at and near the high passes tonight. Then after a relative lull late Saturday into early Sunday there will probably be more high elevation snow develop on Sunday afternoon into Monday. The accumulations will be mainly near and west of the high peaks, but some accumulation will probably occur within a few miles to the east side of the continental divide. I expect very little in Nederland and Estes Park.

 

Next chance for the plains

After tonight the next fast moving Pacific storm system may bring some sprinkles or flurries to the lower elevations Monday. But the next real chance for snow in the lower foothills and plains appears to be Wednesday or Wednesday night. That will be updated as we get closer.