Winter storm warning issued for Fort Collins, heavy spring snowfall forecast

Snow on March 10, 2021 at Red Feather Lakes (Photo by Blaine Howerton)

Blaine Howerton | North Forty News

No, it’s not a test. It’s happening! The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for frontline cities beginning at 4 p.m. May 20 through 12 p.m. May 21.

According to the National Weather Service, heavy snowfall is expected – between 3 and 10 inches. The greatest amounts will be near the foothills and southern portions of the Denver metro area, however, Fort Collins is included in the warning.

The heaviest snow will fall tonight through tomorrow morning. Lighter snow is expected tomorrow, with partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. The high day tomorrow should be 50 degrees.

Heavy spring snow will most likely fall on tree branches and power lines. If you see a downed tree or branch, stay away. If a power line is involved, stay away. Dial 911 if your safety (or someone else’s) is in danger. Get to safety first. Report power outages to the power company. Record the call to 911 operators – if it is not an emergency.

Cover those expensive plants (if you just bought them at your local garden store) with buckets, empty pots, or frosting material. Untie your garden hoses, because folks, it looks like we’re going to have snow!

Email your photos of snow in Northern Colorado to [email protected]

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