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A Wintry Gift From Mother Nature

10 May 2014, 3:38 pm

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday (in case you forgot to get the mom in your life something special, there is still time) and “typically,” the weather is trending to lean towards something nice, rather than something undesirable.  Well the ultimate mother of weather out there, Mother Nature, isn’t taking any gifts this year, but is rather giving one, as she is sending Old Man Winter to Colorado.  He plans to deliver several inches of heavy wet snow to most of Colorado, but also,  parts of southern Wyoming and eastern Utah.

 

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Winter storm warnings, watches and advisories have been put in place across most of Colorado.  The precip will start to come down in the overnight hours for Denver as a cold rain, then change to a wintry mix then to snow, as temps cool down to below the freezing point on Sunday.  Temps will continue to linger in the low to mid 30s as the winds pick up and snow continues to fall throughout Sunday.  By Monday, the snow will still be an issue for the morning commute, but should be tapering off by noon time.

 

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On average, Denver sees it’s last snow of the season around April 26th.  But they have gone as late as June 12 (1947) where measureable snow fell on the city. <wow, that must have been a shock to the system to the folks back then>  This late season winter storm will leave a huge amount of snow, just north and west of Denver, in the Rockies, where near Estes Park, they could see 15-20″+.  The city of Denver itself could see anywhere from 3-8″ of snow, depending on where in the city you are.  The southern side will be looking at more snow, but based on the amount of upsloping winds, there could be snow totals shifting around.

 

It just amazing how the weather change so drastically in the plains, and especially in the front range of the Rockies.  Today (Saturday), Denver has temps reaching seasonable levels, into the upper 60s, with breezy winds out of the south and partly to mostly cloudy skies.  A small chance of thunderstorms are in the forecast for the late afternoon/evening hours, then by the morning hours, its snowing with temps cut down about half to temps into the upper 30s with snow.

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there and everyone, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Meteorologist Addison Green ~ twitter: @agreenWNTV

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