Chance for measurable precipitation this week

3 PM MST, Sunday, January 26, 2020

After a long dry spell there is at least a chance for light amounts of precipitation this week for the eastern foothills and plains. The first chance will come Monday in the form of either rain or snow showers. If that occurs, amounts are likely to be small. The second chance will come Wednesday afternoon and/or evening and could result in some areas receiving a dusting to 2 inches of snow.


January is on average the driest month of the year for the Front Range urban corridor. But Denver and Boulder have had no measurable precipitation this month, and if we do get through this final week of January with no measurable precipitation, that would be very unusual. Either way, the potential amounts this week are small, so January will probably end dry and milder than average.


The seasonal snowfall (Sep-Jan) in Boulder at this point is 59.3″ which is greater than the average Sep-Jan of 46.3 inches despite the dry December-January. October and November at the Boulder climate station saw 55.9 inches.

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