Our winter has been very dry, so it's nice to see any moisture... but does it have to be multiple feet of wet snow? I don't think we'll get much more than a foot, realistically. But we're wsw of Denver, near the foothills, so the potential is always there for an upslope mess. And we're supposed to leave to Silverthorn on Friday morning for the weekend. Hmmm...
Snow will develop in the Front Range foothills tonight... and
across the plains late tonight into early Thursday morning.
Snowfall is then expected to become widespread and heavy at timesfollowing the passage of a strong cold front early Thursday
morning. At this time... the heaviest snow is expected to occur
from mid morning through the mid evening hours Thursday. Inaddition... north to northeast winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts toaround 45 mph may also produce considerable blowing and drifting
snow... with near whiteout conditions possible on the Palmer Divide
south of Denver.
Total snow accumulations by late Thursday night will range from 8
to 16 inches in the I-25 urban corridor and across South Park...
and from 1 to 2 feet in the Front Range foothills and over the
Palmer Divide. Over the far northeaster plains... snowfall amounts
are expected to be closer to 6 inches.
Remember... a Winter Storm Warning means hazardous winter weather
conditions are imminent or highly likely. Significant snow
accumulations are occurring or expected. Strong winds are alsoexpected. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.