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Snow Likely To Hit The Greater Denver Area - Like, A Good Amount


It seems that parts of Colorado are going to get a real taste of a late summer...well...winter over the next couple of days. The National Weather Service office out of Boulder is calling for a winter storm from late tonight, Monday, September 7th, through Tuesday and into Wednesday.

"...MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES WITH HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...

.Winter will make an early arrival as a strong system from the
north will bring much colder temperatures as well as accumulating
snow to the region. Temperatures will drop quickly behind a cold
front Monday evening with snow starting shortly after midnight
over the higher terrain and foothills. Snow levels are expected
to drop Tuesday morning, with accumulating snow possible for the
Front Range, I-25 corridor and Metro areas. Snow falling on trees
in full leaf may cause branches to break or other tree damage.
Scattered power outages will also be possible. Roadways could
become slippery and slushy especially across the higher terrain.
The system will move out by late Wednesday with snowfall coming
to an end and conditions improving.

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 7 inches
by early Wednesday.

* WHERE...The Front Range Urban Corridor.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to noon MDT Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Accumulating snow will impact area
vegetation causing damage to trees and possible power outages.
Roads could be slippery and slushy for the Tuesday evening and
Wednesday morning commutes. Overnight low temperatures Tuesday
night will drop into the 20s."
- NWS Boulder

The news of possible snow comes with a temperature swing of almost 60° between the low and the high for September 7th. 

Credit: NWS Boulder/Denver

While there are parts of the greater Denver area that will see an inch of snow of less, there are areas, as you can see on the map above, that could see 8 inches of snow or better, with high end amounts possible of up to 13 inches.

As with any weather forecast, only time will tell how the storm will actually turn out. However, it's good to be prepared for what the weather may bring. Make sure, if you live in the affected area, to have a snow plan in place, including minimizing travel and having an at-home preparedness kit and plan ready to go.

Although, if you are able and feeling up to it, there are very few people that would blame you for going outside and playing in the snow a little bit. Indeed, winter is coming, but for those lucky few in the above map's coverage area, it may already be here. Enjoy!

Thumbnail Credit: NWS Boulder


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