It was 83 degrees yesterday in Denver. Today it’s snowing with wind chills as low as 20 below zero could. There is a winter weather advisory in effect for The Mountains of Summit County.
“An area of snow will move from the Front Range mountains over the Denver area this morning and the eastern plains during the middle of the day. Most places will get an inch or two of snow, though a few spots may get more. This is most likely in the foothills west and southwest of Denver. For the mountains, snow will diminish this morning, but light snow will continue through the day before diminishing this evening.
While warm ground temperatures will reduce the impact of the snow, it will be cold enough for icy roads in some areas. This will be especially true on bridges and during the time the heaviest snow is falling. Be prepared for variable conditions and leave some extra space in case the road is slicker than you think it is.” NOAA
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING…
* WHAT…Snow. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches, mainly this morning.
* WHERE…The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the Indian Peaks, Rocky Mountain National Park and the Medicine Bow Range, Grand and Summit Counties Below 9000 Feet, Rabbit Ears Pass and North Park.
* WHEN…Until 9 PM MDT this evening.
* IMPACTS…Travel will be hazardous due to snow-covered roads, especially over the higher mountain passes and in Jackson and Larimer counties. The cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.