Snow forecast – Denver Snow http://denversnow.co/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 12:55:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://denversnow.co/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-26-120x120.png Snow forecast – Denver Snow http://denversnow.co/ 32 32 COLORADO SNOW FORECAST 2022-23: Snow Outlook: Rare Triple Dip La Nina Will Dominate Winter https://denversnow.co/colorado-snow-forecast-2022-23-snow-outlook-rare-triple-dip-la-nina-will-dominate-winter/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 12:55:21 +0000 https://denversnow.co/colorado-snow-forecast-2022-23-snow-outlook-rare-triple-dip-la-nina-will-dominate-winter/ DENVER (KDVR) – Earlier this week, the Farmer’s Almanac released its 2022-23 winter outlook, saying this winter comes with a warning: “Prepare to shake, shiver and shovel!” But does our Pinpoint Weather team agree with the outlook? Meteorologist Chris Tomer said this winter will be like the last two winters. For the third consecutive winter, […]]]>

DENVER (KDVR) – Earlier this week, the Farmer’s Almanac released its 2022-23 winter outlook, saying this winter comes with a warning: “Prepare to shake, shiver and shovel!”

But does our Pinpoint Weather team agree with the outlook?

Meteorologist Chris Tomer said this winter will be like the last two winters.

For the third consecutive winter, the North American pattern remains dominated by La Niña.

La Niña means cooler than normal water temperatures in the South Pacific near the equator. This is called a “La Niña triple dip” and it is rare. It occurs once every 20-22 years.

La Niña tends to position the winter jet stream in the northern part of the states. This favors the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia and the northern part of the states for above normal snowfall and colder temperatures.

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Here’s what Tomer said he’s planning:

  • Normal snowfall in central and northern mountains
  • Below normal snowfall in the southern mountains. The drought is likely to worsen there.
  • In Denver, Tomer said he expects normal snowfall totals of around 57 inches with windier-than-normal conditions. This is similar to the last two winters.

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As for the timing, Tomer said to expect a warmer and drier than normal fall season across Colorado. The best snow comes late. The exception might be the southern mountains where fall snowfall is possible before the atmospheric flow pivots. We may not see the perfect combination of cold and snow until mid-December, which could have a negative effect on Thanksgiving holiday skiing.

What did we see during the winters of 2020-2022?

Denver ended the 2021-22 season with a total of 49.4 inches of snowfall, which was just below the normal seasonal snowfall average of 56.9 inches.

During the 2020-21 season, Denver finished the season with 80.2 inches of snow. However, 27.1 inches of that total came during a March blizzard in 2021.

The first measurable snowfall of the 2020 winter season occurred on September 8, which tied for the second-earliest snowfall on record. Denver saw an inch of snow that day.

On the other hand, Denver did not see any measurable snowfall during the winter of 2021 until December 10, which is the last first snowfall on record. Denver saw 0.3 inches of snow that day.

Average snowfall in Denver

Here’s a look at average snowfall for each month in Denver, according to the National Weather Service:

  • January: 6.5 inches
  • February: 7.8 inches
  • March: 11.5 inches
  • April: 8.8 inches
  • May: 1.7 inches
  • June: Trace
  • July: 0 inches
  • August: 0 inches
  • September: 1 inch
  • October: 4.1 inches
  • November: 7.4 inches
  • December: 8 inch

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COLORADO SNOW FORECAST 2022-23: ‘Shake! Thrill! Shovel!’: Farmer’s Almanac calls for an early start to winter https://denversnow.co/colorado-snow-forecast-2022-23-shake-thrill-shovel-farmers-almanac-calls-for-an-early-start-to-winter/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 18:34:38 +0000 https://denversnow.co/colorado-snow-forecast-2022-23-shake-thrill-shovel-farmers-almanac-calls-for-an-early-start-to-winter/ DENVER (KDVR) – The Farmer’s Almanac has released its 2022-23 winter outlook, saying this winter comes with a warning: “Prepare to shake, shiver and shovel!” “According to our extended forecast, this winter season will have lots of snow, rain and mush, as well as record cold temperatures!” says the Farmer’s Almanac. The first day of […]]]>

DENVER (KDVR) – The Farmer’s Almanac has released its 2022-23 winter outlook, saying this winter comes with a warning: “Prepare to shake, shiver and shovel!”

“According to our extended forecast, this winter season will have lots of snow, rain and mush, as well as record cold temperatures!” says the Farmer’s Almanac.

The first day of winter officially arrives on December 21. However, the Farmer’s Almanac said the first bite of winter should arrive earlier this year than last.

Last year, Denver didn’t experience its first measurable snowfall of the season until Dec. 10. The city has gone 232 days without snow, marking the second-longest snowless streak in Denver history.

Denver ended the 2021-22 season with a total of 49.4 inches of snowfall, which was just below the normal seasonal snowfall average of 56.9 inches.

Last year, the Almanac said Colorado would be split into four parts. The western half of the state is in the cold, dry section. The majority of the eastern half of the state is in the mild, snowy section. And the southeastern part of the state is in the mild and humid category. A very small portion of the south central part of the state is in the mild and dry outlook.

This winter looks different, though. The Farmer’s Almanac declared Colorado to be a “glacial, snow-filled hibernation zone.”

Credit: Farmer’s Almanac

The Farmer’s Almanac said there could be a few significant winter weather systems this year.

  • “The first week of January in the Rockies and across the Plains. Meanwhile, we see good potential for heavy snow that could reach as far south as Texas and Oklahoma, followed by a sweep of extremely cold air.
  • “From January 16-23, we will raise another red flag for bouts of heavy rain and snow across the eastern two-thirds of the country, followed by what could be one of the coldest arctic air outbreaks we’ve ever seen. have seen for several years. How cold? Try 40 degrees below zero!

Does the Pinpoint Weather team agree with the Farmer’s Almanac prediction? Find out what meteorologist Chris Tomer had to say.

Here’s a look at average snowfall for each month in Denver, according to the National Weather Service.

  • January: 6.5 inches
  • February: 7.8 inches
  • March: 11.5 inches
  • April: 8.8 inches
  • May: 1.7 inches
  • June: Trace
  • July: 0 inches
  • August: 0 inches
  • September: 1 inch
  • October: 4.1 inches
  • November: 7.4 inches
  • December: 8 inch

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SNOW FORECAST FOR COLORADO IN DENVER: Can it snow in Denver in August? https://denversnow.co/snow-forecast-for-colorado-in-denver-can-it-snow-in-denver-in-august/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 14:34:38 +0000 https://denversnow.co/snow-forecast-for-colorado-in-denver-can-it-snow-in-denver-in-august/ DENVER (KDVR) — Monsoon season has arrived. While temperatures may seem warm right now, Denver’s weather can vary wildly from time to time. Although it can snow in Denver in August, the National Weather Service said it never snowed in the city in August. The average August temperature in Denver is 72.9 degrees. The NWS […]]]>

DENVER (KDVR) — Monsoon season has arrived. While temperatures may seem warm right now, Denver’s weather can vary wildly from time to time.

Although it can snow in Denver in August, the National Weather Service said it never snowed in the city in August.

The average August temperature in Denver is 72.9 degrees. The NWS said the city saw 1.58 inches of rain that month.

Here’s a look at some of Denver’s historic August weather data, according to the NWS:

Coldest August on record

Here’s a look at the coldest Augusts on record, based on average temperature:

  1. 1915: 66.5 degrees
  2. 1927: 66.6 degrees
  3. 1920: 67.7 degrees
  4. 1884: 67.8 degrees
  5. 1888: 68 degrees

Hottest Augusts on record

Here’s a look at the hottest Augusts on record, based on average temperature:

  1. 2020: 77 degrees
  2. 2011: 77 degrees
  3. 1937: 76.8 degrees
  4. 2021: 75.4 degrees
  5. 2019: 75.4 degrees

Wettest August on record

Here’s a look at the wettest Augusts on record, based on total precipitation:

  1. 1979: 5.85 inches
  2. 1951: 4.47 inches
  3. 2008: 4.03 inches
  4. 1923: 3.87 inches
  5. 1991: 3.69 inches

Driest August on record

Here’s a look at the driest Augusts on record, based on total precipitation:

  1. 1924: 0.02 inch
  2. 1917: 0.05 inch
  3. 1900: 0.05 inch
  4. 1960: 0.06 inch
  5. 2012: 0.11 inch

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Snow forecasts and ski resort reports for the 2022 school holidays https://denversnow.co/snow-forecasts-and-ski-resort-reports-for-the-2022-school-holidays/ Fri, 08 Jul 2022 07:27:10 +0000 https://denversnow.co/snow-forecasts-and-ski-resort-reports-for-the-2022-school-holidays/ Friday, July 8 and school is over. And somehow, as if the weather gods knew, the snow is on! We’ll take a look! The present situation We have had a significant northerly bias so far this season, which tends to favor ski areas further west. So the likes and Treble Cone, Ohau, Roundhill, many parts […]]]>

Friday, July 8 and school is over. And somehow, as if the weather gods knew, the snow is on!

We’ll take a look!

The present situation

We have had a significant northerly bias so far this season, which tends to favor ski areas further west. So the likes and Treble Cone, Ohau, Roundhill, many parts of Canterbury have so far had great snowfall, albeit windy at times. Canterbury’s club grounds, after a few tough seasons, look stellar, and if you’ve even been tempted, this is the year to get that ‘club experience’! Coronet Peak, we hear, has the best opening ever, and Cardrona and The Remarkables are skiing well, but it’s still early in the season. To the north, and we’ll get to that, Whakapapa and Turoa are still not open.

The forecasts.

I know, we still don’t have a forecast on our site, it’s a long story with two bad guys, time and money… But we’re getting there we think, and hey, we’d have to live under a rock for not knowing about the weather in NZ! Like you probably, as we said before, we look at many sources, mainly snow-forecast.com and opensnow.com. The subscriptions are reasonable and the information excellent. However, like all weather services, estimates are often ‘generous’, so always take the information with a grain of salt. One report we don’t use is MetService, although the big picture is helpful, in our experience the actual ski area forecasts are far from accurate and the way they present their data isn’t ideal .

And did I say App? Well, the update (for Android and iOS) is on its way, and it might include predictions, ahead of the site. My son presses him around college work, skiing at Mt Hutt (it’s cheap for students) and backcountry missions. So I think he’s as motivated as you could be to make him great. No promises, but an update is coming with more information on the report, scrolling webcams, and zoomable webcam images.

Anyway, the weather. There are many on the way! We like Metvuw for the big picture and you’ll see (Tuesday map) the system, delivering big wet flows from the north, then turning south across New Zealand.

This is a classic system for Canterbury, warm flows, high freezing, then the New Zealand snow kicks in, turns south and pours! Unsurprisingly, Mt Hutt and Canterbury are in the line of sight. It’s probably bigger than the last storm. So Monday and Tuesday are probably the big snow days with a lot going on around them. In short, excellent news for ski areas. There will be drops all over the country, lighter in the south, heavy in Canterbury and hopefully a solid drop in Ruapehu.

Mountain events.

Whakapapa and Turoa

There will be lots of kids, moms and dads, hoping they open up! A few days ago they updated their situation, basically after the big fall 2 or 3 weeks ago there was not enough natural snow or artificial snow conditions to join the points and open the mountain. There is a decent base, but one more storm is needed to start. But it’s not all bad news, you may have heard that this week the volcanic alert was lowered to level 1, which means the High Noon may open. And, snow is forecast for the next few days, maybe 20+ cm over the weekend and another 30+ from next Wednesday. Crossed fingers! And snowmaking is in full swing at Alpine Meadows in Turoa, which opens Saturday. time permits.

Alpine Meadows Juky 8 2022

Nelson and Canterbury

Starting in Nelson, Rainbow had a fabulous opening with tons of snow. Now fully open for the holidays, we could see up to 50cm of snow there in the next 10 days. They will be closed on Saturday, but hopefully open on Sunday. Further south Hanner and Lyford are doing well, more snow always welcome, and it comes with 40 and 80cm+. Now the Craigieburn and Hutt. Now it’s getting silly. The forecasts are quite consistent, around 1m+ in the next 10 days. It’s already above a nice starbase. So I think it’s safe to say this is Canterbury’s year. It’s time for you to come visit! All* areas will be open after this fall, Cheeseman’s Saturday opening is now possibly Sunday. *Except Olympus, could be August 6, maybe earlier, hopefully! And Porters opened on Wednesday, and Big Mama was open, that doesn’t happen very often!

The Mackenzie

Everyone is open, and again, the predictions are stunning. Fox, Dobson and Roundhill may score higher, 70cm+. But Ohau won’t be far behind, and that adds to an already excellent base. And just pointed out, 25cm and it counts! You can’t go wrong skiing the Mackenzie, good snow, no crowds, great views. We love it! #unsponsored!

Queenstown/Wanaka

Well, they had a ridiculous day today. Tons of closed roads (Crown Range And Lindis) and Coronet was the only area open today with 10-15cm in other areas. The forecast is more subdued over the next few days, potentially 20-30cm, although TC will get more. Importantly, Coronet and The Remarks are experiencing staffing shortages due to Covid, so they currently recommend renting equipment in town.

A great option if you want a day off is to try cross country at Snow Farm, this week was perfect! Even better after this week’s storm, we’re sure.

snowfarm

In summary …

Looking very amazing! Although Ruapehu can be “slow to start”, this is not unusual and before you know it they will have the biggest base in the country!

As for the school holidays, there will be snow! Not bluebird conditions and maybe the occasional closure, but it will be worth it!

Keep an eye out for these snow reports.

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SunLive – Snow forecasts for parts of New Zealand https://denversnow.co/sunlive-snow-forecasts-for-parts-of-new-zealand/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 23:45:00 +0000 https://denversnow.co/sunlive-snow-forecasts-for-parts-of-new-zealand/ Rain and snow are forecast for the first half of the week. A frontal system located over southern New Zealand on Monday morning is expected to move slowly north over the rest of the country, bringing a period of rain to most places and snow to inland parts of the island. South. In Tauranga, good […]]]>

Rain and snow are forecast for the first half of the week.

A frontal system located over southern New Zealand on Monday morning is expected to move slowly north over the rest of the country, bringing a period of rain to most places and snow to inland parts of the island. South.

In Tauranga, good weather is forecast for most of the week.

The MetService predicts rain for Friday and Saturday, but that could change as the week progresses.

MetService has issued a severe weather watch for heavy rain over Westland and heavy snowfall over Canterbury High Country.

Several of the higher South Island roads are also likely to be affected by snow, and ski areas will be delighted to receive additional natural snow after the big dump earlier in their season.

Snow is expected to fall to 400 meters over the interior parts of the South Island on Monday and Tuesday, affecting many higher roads and upland farms, while the influence of the relatively warm ocean means that the level of snow will be a few hundred meters higher. near the coast,” says MetService meteorologist Peter Little.

The week is generally off to a good start over central and northern New Zealand, with freezing temperatures recorded inland on Monday morning.

“Saint Arnaud was the coldest on Monday morning with a low of -3.7°C, while our weather station at Eastern Rangitaiki, near the western peak of the Napier-Taupō road, dropped to -2.9°C .”

The frontal system brings a change in the weather patterns of the country, as the mild northwest winds become cooler from the southwest with the passage of this front.

Southwesterly winds are expected to persist for the remainder of the week, bringing showers to southern and western regions, and mostly fair weather to eastern regions.

Showers will be more frequent and heavier as weak cold fronts and troughs embedded in the southwesterly flow pass overhead, with showers also spreading into eastern areas for some time. time.

“Snow showers are forecast up to 400 meters over southern New Zealand on Thursday and Friday which will again affect some of Canterbury’s higher routes south.”

Image: MetService.

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Heavy snow forecast for inland, wet on west coast https://denversnow.co/heavy-snow-forecast-for-inland-wet-on-west-coast/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 16:30:00 +0000 https://denversnow.co/heavy-snow-forecast-for-inland-wet-on-west-coast/ The first heavy snowfall of the season is on its way to much of inland Otago and Southland this weekend, and if conditions are right, Dunedin and other coastal Otago communities could also be sprinkled. MetService forecast an active front to move east across the country today, followed by troughs tomorrow and Thursday. Next, a […]]]>

The first heavy snowfall of the season is on its way to much of inland Otago and Southland this weekend, and if conditions are right, Dunedin and other coastal Otago communities could also be sprinkled.

MetService forecast an active front to move east across the country today, followed by troughs tomorrow and Thursday.

Next, a cold front, preceded by strong northwest winds, is expected to move northeast over the South Island from the southern Tasman Sea on Friday, bringing a very cold air mass to the region. south this weekend.

Snow is expected in many mountainous regions, especially on Friday.

This will likely be the first heavy snowfall of the season in these areas and may drop to levels where it could stress livestock.

MetService meteorologist Dan Corrigan said there was still a high level of uncertainty surrounding the details of the forecast.

“The interesting thing about this snow event is that it’s not the normal southern cold snap that we often see that brings all of these shower cells north out of the Southern Ocean.

“Instead, it’s more of a westerly wind and cold air is crossing the lower part of the South Island from the west.

“So depending on the exact direction of the wind – and there’s a lot of uncertainty about that – it could mean snow for parts of Dunedin if the flow is more south-westerly.

“We can’t comment specifically on the exact extent or height we expect the snow to fall – it’s a bit too early at this stage,” Mr Corrigan said.

At present, MetService forecasts snow accumulations to reach warning amounts above about 800m for the Canterbury High Country south of the Rangitata River and for Otago west of about Alexandra.

Snow is forecast for Twizel (Friday-Monday), Omarama (Friday-Saturday), Queenstown (Saturday), Wanaka (Saturday-Monday), Alexandra (Monday), Middlemarch (Saturday) and Invercargill (Saturday), and temperatures could drop as low as -6degC.

Mr Corrigan recommended people keep a close eye on the forecast for any changes or additions in the coming days.

“One thing that seems very likely is that the winter weather system coming at the end of the week has the potential to bring the lowest level of snowfall so far this year for parts of the island of South.”

Wet on the west coast

A heavy rain warning is in place for the West Coast through Thursday, MetService said today.

For Buller and Westland, north of Greymouth, expect 120mm to 180mm of rain from 12pm tomorrow until 5pm Thursday.

Periods of rain and possible thunderstorms were expected tomorrow morning, but the heaviest rains would begin around noon.

Meanwhile, a heavy rain watch is in place for Westland about and south of Greymouth from 9am today until 3pm Thursday.

Periods of heavy rain with thunderstorms are possible. Precipitation amounts can approach warning criteria, especially for beaches. Heavier rain is possible on Friday and the weekend.

In Fiordland, periods of heavy rain are forecast until 6 p.m. today, with thunderstorms possible.

john.lewis@odt.co.nz

– additional online ODT reports

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Perfect snowstorm predicted for ski areas next week https://denversnow.co/perfect-snowstorm-predicted-for-ski-areas-next-week/ Sat, 28 May 2022 01:05:10 +0000 https://denversnow.co/perfect-snowstorm-predicted-for-ski-areas-next-week/ The first major snowfall of the year is forecast for the Snowy Mountains early next week. Key points: 20 to 50 cm of snow are forecast for the alpine resorts on Monday and Tuesday Snow arrives before the start of the ski season on June 11 The past two ski seasons have been hit hard […]]]>

The first major snowfall of the year is forecast for the Snowy Mountains early next week.

The timing couldn’t be better for alpine resorts as they prepare for the start of the ski season on June 11.

“It’s real Goldilocks stuff,” said Rhylla Morgan of Buller Ski Lifts in Victoria Ski Areas.

“We don’t want it to snow too early. We don’t want it to snow too late. We need the right amount of humidity and these temperatures to line up at the right time. And it looks like it’s doing it for us,” she said.

Skiers will want to hit the slopes after closures prevented many from enjoying the sport over the past two winters.(Provided)

Skiing in Australia can be a nerve-wracking experience. A slight change in the weather can turn perfection from white, dry snow to rain, slush and grief.

But for now, the weather stars seem to be aligning, according to Jonathan Howe of the Bureau of Meteorology.

“We’re looking at between 20 and 50 centimeters of snow, with heavier snow in southeastern New South Wales where you can see pretty healthy totals,” he said.

“We only dare to get excited now”

Alpine businesses will welcome favorable forecasts after enduring two years of COVID-related closures.

“People were doing it hard. They were definitely on the verge of whether people would go broke or not,” said Reggae Elliss, a Thredbo retailer and publisher of the mountainwatch.com website.

“Last year we were excited about the season, then Sydney went into this lockdown at the start of the school holidays and occupancy here in the Snowy Mountains dropped from 100% to 30%,” he added .

A man stands in the snow next to a camera.
Skier Thredbo Reggae Elliss is eagerly waiting for mountain communities to recover after two years of lockdown.(Provided: Reggae Elliss)

But with snow on the way, people in the mountains were getting excited, according to Rhylla Morgan.

“The idea that one can think of going skiing, having dinner with friends and doing fun things, just because it’s fun, and it’s in a beautiful place, is extraordinary and more exciting than normal for the start of a snow season,” she said.

The snow will arrive with wild weather on Monday and Tuesday, with blizzard conditions and very strong winds. Conditions are expected to ease on Wednesday, before another front appears next weekend.

a drone of a snow covered village with snow covered trees and buildings
Village of Thredbo in 2021.(Provided: Thredbo Resort)

What kind of ski season are we in?

Jonathan Howe said the dominant climatic factor this winter will be the Indian Ocean Dipole or IOD, which can play the role of Goldilocks, bringing moisture needed for snowfall from the Indian Ocean to the ski slopes. .

But the IOD can also play the role of the Three Bears, bringing rain.

“IOD can go both ways. It increases the cloud, which can also increase the temperature,” Jonathan Howe said.

“But so we really need it to be perfect. We need that tropical humidity in the form of rain, combined with those cold temperatures to provide the perfect snow conditions. And that’s what we’ll see this week.”

A map showing locations likely to receive more precipitation in a negative IOD phase
A negative IOD often results in more than average rainfall over southeastern Australia.(Supplied: BOM)

Why are the Australian ski seasons so capricious?

Australia’s ski areas are in the wrong place, according to Jonathan Howe of the Bureau of Meteorology.

“The ski areas are quite far north towards the equator, if you think about it. And our mountains aren’t really that high,” he said.

“But we’re also surrounded by water. We’re an island. South of Australia you have the ocean and the ocean doesn’t really go below freezing in terms of sea surface temperatures.”

“So we rely heavily on the cold air masses coming in from Antarctica, and they’re punctuated with warm air, so we tend to have wetter, more erratic snowfall.”

“On top of that, with global warming, snow depth has generally decreased over the years in Victoria and New South Wales.”

Graph of maximum snow depth per year from 1954 to 2014 showing varying depths but a general decreasing trend.
Australia’s longest snow record at Spencers Creek shows a slight downward trend in maximum snow depth.(meteorological office)

And even …

Despite all the reasons why it shouldn’t snow in Australia, it does in abundance, and it will again next week, in mountains of fluffy white powder.

And once again Australians will celebrate the humble miracle that is skiing and snowboarding on the flattest, driest continent on Earth.

The snow-crusted mountain valley glows purple as the sun sets.
The Australian ski season starts on June 11.(Provided: Chris Hocking)
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COLORADO MAY SNOW FORECAST: Travel impacts, May snowstorm updates https://denversnow.co/colorado-may-snow-forecast-travel-impacts-may-snowstorm-updates/ Sat, 21 May 2022 12:40:22 +0000 https://denversnow.co/colorado-may-snow-forecast-travel-impacts-may-snowstorm-updates/ DENVER (KDVR) – Saturday is an accurate weather alert day. The snow will decrease throughout the morning. Travel impacts have been reported across the region. We will update this story throughout the day. See journey times and delays 2:30 p.m.: All eastbound Interstate 70 lanes have reopened after a truck fire at Mile 248. Evergreen […]]]>

DENVER (KDVR) – Saturday is an accurate weather alert day. The snow will decrease throughout the morning. Travel impacts have been reported across the region.

We will update this story throughout the day.

2:30 p.m.: All eastbound Interstate 70 lanes have reopened after a truck fire at Mile 248. Evergreen Fire-Rescue: Good news – no injuries; the fire is extinguished; and EFR cleared the scene. Please continue to drive slowly through the area as the cleanup continues to remove the trailer and cores from I-70.

1:40 p.m.: City of Golden: The City of Golden has opened a tree branch collection point at Golden Gate Canyon Road, just west of Newstar Way. The site will remain open for the next two weeks. City of Golden crews are working to safely remove the branches from city streets, pathways and parks. Please stay safe and watch out for city crews. Stay tuned for more information on other tree branch collection sites in Jefferson County that are expected to open soon.

12:37.: Colorado State Patrol: Update on trailer fire outside Evergreen. A backhoe removes the carrots and the fire puts out anything that is still smoldering. The trucking company will have a mitigation service on site in approximately 45 minutes to unload the remainder and clean up. The tow should be here at 3 p.m.

10:20 a.m.: Colorado State Patrol – I-70 eastbound near Floyd Hill: Light needs to completely drain trailer to ensure it doesn’t re-ignite. We will be on one track here for an extended period.

9:25 a.m.: Arapahoe Basin: All parking lots are currently full. Please come back anytime after one hour.

9:05 a.m.: Colorado State Patrol: I-70 Eastbound: We will momentarily have an open eastbound lane. The fire still works. Please drive carefully in the area.

8:35 a.m.: CDOT: I-70 eastbound: road closed due to vehicle fire between exit 248 – Beaver Brook; Floyd Hill and exit 251 – US 40; El Rancho.

I-70 closed near Floyd Hill (CSP)

8am: The Global Dub Festival at Red Rocks has been cancelled. The event was to take place on Saturday.

7:35 am: CDOT: I-270 westbound: left lane closed due to accident between CO 265 and I-76; I-270.

7:04 a.m.: Denver police are investigating a traffic accident with serious injuries, a motorist collided with an RTD bus in the area of ​​N. Broadway St and 13th Ave. Expect delays in the region; alternative routes advised.

6:55 a.m.: CDOT: I-25 northbound: The roadway is reopened to traffic between exit 188 – Castle Pines Parkway and exit 192 – RidgeGate Parkway.

6:45 a.m.: CDOT: I-76 Westbound: Right lane closed due to accident at E-470.

6:30 a.m.: CDOT: I-25 Northbound: Two right lanes closed due to accident between Exit 188 – Castle Pines Parkway and Exit 192 – RidgeGate Parkway.

Comprehensive accurate weather coverage

On TV and online, the Pinpoint Weather team will keep you up to date with the latest forecasts for Denver and Colorado. Be sure to download the free Pinpoint Weather app to stay up to date with the latest data as it arrives. Stay tuned to FOX31 and Channel 2 for live coverage from the team throughout the storm.

Do you have any questions about this late winter storm? The Pinpoint Weather Team frequently hosts Ask a Met segments on FOX31 NOW.

You can submit a question during our live streams or on Twitter using #AskAMet. Another way to ask questions is to email askamet@kdvr.com.

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Up to 2 feet of snow expected through Saturday, with possible flurries through Tuesday https://denversnow.co/up-to-2-feet-of-snow-expected-through-saturday-with-possible-flurries-through-tuesday/ Fri, 20 May 2022 02:07:14 +0000 https://denversnow.co/up-to-2-feet-of-snow-expected-through-saturday-with-possible-flurries-through-tuesday/ Summit County resident Eric Lentz works snow removal Thursday, Jan. 6, in Breckenridge. Up to 2 feet of snow could fall by noon Saturday, meteorologists said.Ashley Low / For the Daily News Summit Up to 2 feet of snow could accumulate by noon Saturday, according to National Weather Service reports. The snow system will start […]]]>

Summit County resident Eric Lentz works snow removal Thursday, Jan. 6, in Breckenridge. Up to 2 feet of snow could fall by noon Saturday, meteorologists said.
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Up to 2 feet of snow could accumulate by noon Saturday, according to National Weather Service reports.

The snow system will start in the mountains and northern foothills before spreading south and east throughout Friday, meteorologists said. Showers will develop by noon Friday in the mountains of Summit County, with heavy snowfall through noon Saturday.

“Heavy snow will accumulate on tree branches and power lines, eventually causing them to snap and lead to power outages,” a report from the National Weather Service warns. “Travel can become very difficult, if not impossible, due to heavy snowfall on the roads.”



A winter storm warning will remain in effect until noon Saturday. Officials say travel is discouraged.

The system will spread across the Denver metro area, dropping up to 1 foot of snow, with the heaviest totals in the foothills and Palmer Divide.



Snowflakes will not disappear once the winter storm warning is lifted. Reports point to constant threats of snow through Tuesday evening. A wintry mix of sleet and rain is expected on Sunday with some possible thunder. Winds will remain in the double digits throughout the weekend, with windy conditions continuing through Thursday.

Sunday and Monday will see warmer temperatures throughout the day, but freezing temperatures will return at night.

Wednesday should bring a chance of rain showers and thunderstorms, but the majority of the day should be sunny with highs near 57.

Thursday, there is no precipitation forecast. That day will bring mostly sunny skies and highs near 65, although wind speeds will remain gusty.

Despite forecasts of heavy snowfall through the weekend, meteorologists say “there is still some uncertainty about snowfall amounts“, particularly in areas outside the mountains.

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Weather: Heavy rain, winds, snow forecast as freezing blast hits New Zealand https://denversnow.co/weather-heavy-rain-winds-snow-forecast-as-freezing-blast-hits-new-zealand/ Wed, 18 May 2022 17:24:16 +0000 https://denversnow.co/weather-heavy-rain-winds-snow-forecast-as-freezing-blast-hits-new-zealand/ New ZealandUpdate May 18, 2022 5:12 p.m.4 minute read A cold snap could bring the first significant snowfall of the year. Pictured is Arrowtown in June last year. Winter is coming. A cold snap is expected to bring extreme weather and possibly the first significant snowfall of the year. MetService meteorologist Angus Hines said both […]]]>
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A cold snap could bring the first significant snowfall of the year. Pictured is Arrowtown in June last year.

Winter is coming.

A cold snap is expected to bring extreme weather and possibly the first significant snowfall of the year.

MetService meteorologist Angus Hines said both islands will see rain today and temperatures are expected to drop by the end of the week.

“Thursday evening a wind shift brings much cooler temperatures to the far south, but the main temperature drop comes on Friday,” he said.

Hines said heavy falls, thunderstorms and hail were expected southwest of the country, and “maybe, just maybe a small tornado near the coast.”

“We expect a very large swell to develop at the end of this week,” Hines said.

“The west coast was hit by big waves for the first time on Friday… with 6-8m waves forecast for the South Island coastlines.”

Temperatures in Aoraki/Mt Cook are expected to drop to -4C overnight Friday and Saturday and a road snowfall warning is in place for Crown Range Road and Milford Rd from tonight.

Metservice predicts Queenstown will dip to -1C this weekend, 0C in Christchurch, 5C in Dunedin and 7C in Wellington – but Auckland will remain relatively mild with a low of 11C on Friday.

Orange heavy rain warnings are in place for the Bay of Plenty Ranges, parts of Westland and Fiordland but are expected to lift throughout the day.

Heavy rain watches are in place for Northland, Buller and the headwaters of Lakes Canterbury and Otago.

Strong wind watches have been issued for the Canterbury High Country, Central Otago, Clutha, Southland, Stewart Island Wairarapa, Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds.

“We could set the stage for the first significant snowfall of the year as we finish out the week,” Hines said.

Snow levels are expected to decline in the south between late Friday and early Saturday.

Metservice predicts snow is possible down to 400m in Southland and Otago, 600m in the Southern Lakes and 800m in the Canterbury High Country.

“It’s definitely something to watch, especially in the high country of the lower South Island.”

South Island ski areas are preparing for possible snowfall, reports the Otago Daily Times.

The Remarkables ski area manager Ross Lawrence said the incoming cold could mean 10-20cm of snow on the mountain, “which is very welcome at this time of year”.

Coronet Peak Ski Area Manager Nigel Kerr said weather permitting, the team there would fire the snow cannons and stick to crew training for Coronet Peak and Remarkables staff.

On Monday, the crew moved about 20 snow cannons around the hill by helicopter, and Kerr said they hoped this weekend would be a good opportunity to sort out the issues and check how that cannon arrangement would work.

Meanwhile, boaters near the Strait of Foveaux are warned of heavy swells, poor visibility and “very rough” seas between Thursday and Saturday, before calming down on Sunday.

“Large swell waves and hazardous coastal conditions are expected in the western North and South Island marine areas from Thursday,” Metservice said.

“Combined waves are expected to reach 6m for the western South Island later Friday.”

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