It’s still summer but the snow is flying in the west. The photo above is from Bridger Bowl outside Bozeman, MT.
NOAA is forecasting 3-6″ of snow in Denver and 6-14″ of snow in the higher elevations of the Front Range.
Winter will make an early arrival in northern Colorado tonight and Tuesday as a strong cold front from central Canada will bring much colder temperatures as well as accumulating snow to the region. Temperatures will drop quickly behind a cold front this evening with snow starting shortly after midnight over the higher mountains and foothills. Snow levels are expected to drop through Tuesday morning, with accumulating snow expected along the Front Range, I-25 corridor, and adjacent plains. Snow falling on trees that are still in full leaf may cause branches and limbs to break, resulting in scattered power outages. Roadways could become slippery and slushy in the mountains and foothills. The weather system is expected to weaken Wednesday with snowfall coming to an end and conditions improving through the day.
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO
NOON MDT WEDNESDAY…
* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 16
inches mountains, 4 to 8 inches northern El Paso County. Winds
gusting as high as 40 mph.
* WHERE…Chaffee and Lake Counties, northwest Fremont County,
Teller County and Pikes Peak, northern El Paso County.
* WHEN…From 6 AM Tuesday to noon MDT Wednesday.
* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.