Happy winter solstice

5:30 AM MST, Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The winter solstice is just before 9AM MST today. The days will start getting longer again, but only by tiny amounts at first, then a little faster by midwinter.

The Front Range region is entering the winter season with remarkably low snowfall amounts and very little cold weather. Boulder has only received 1.7″ of snow so far, and Denver/DIA is at 0.3″.

Additional snow is not likely between now and Christmas, but the chance isn’t zero either. A Pacific storm on Christmas Eve will likely bring snow to the higher mountains and west-facing slopes, so be prepared for some winter travel at the high passes. There is a chance for some precipitation on Christmas Eve for the urban corridor, but the chance is small, and it won’t necessarily be snow.

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