7 inches of snow falls in Denver winter storm


An overnight snowstorm has dropped between four and nearly eight inches of snow across the Denver area by 5 a.m., and more snow is expected Wednesday morning as the storm continues.

The storm hit Tuesday night, and Denver International Airport by 11 p.m. had already seen over four inches of snowfall. The latest total at the airport shows 7.7 inches of snowfall at 5 a.m.

The upper-level low system is organizing in eastern Colorado a little further north than what forecasters at the National Weather Service thought, which kept snowfall totals along and west of Interstate 25 on the lower side of the expected range.

The storm’s intensity in Denver will slowly diminish throughout the day as it heads east, with about one to five more inches of snow expected. The west and northwest parts of the Interstate 25 Urban Corridor and foothills will see smaller amounts than that Wednesday morning.

On the plains, another five to eight inches of snow are expected through Wednesday night.

The Winter Storm Warnings are still in effect for the Urban Corridor and northeast plains through 5 p.m. Wednesday, but forecasters said some of the more western warnings could end around noon.

The high temperature Wednesday is 30 degrees.

Dry air will move into Denver quickly in the mid-to-late evening, and clear skies are expected by midnight.

Temperatures overnight Wednesday will be cold due to the fresh snow, and the low in Denver is 12 degrees. Thursday will see highs rise slightly to 38 degrees.

Thursday will be a relatively quiet day as the area gets a break in between storm systems, then a small system will move through the area Friday.

That system should only bring light snow to some areas of the high country and far southern plains, and minimal impacts are expected. Denver, however, still has a 40% chance of seeing some snow during that storm.

Friday’s high will be back down to 30 degrees.

The weekend will be calm for a while before another system brings likely snow accumulations Sunday into next Monday.


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