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Snow Winding Down for the Rockies Today

2 Feb 2022, 2:15 pm

Heavy snow impacted the morning drive around Colorado on Wednesday, with some areas seeing close to 2 feet of fresh pow!

Winter Alerts

Winter Storm Warnings have been issued through Thursday morning along I-25 in Colorado and New Mexico. At lower elevations (4-7k feet) we anticipate an additional 6 plus inches of snow with even more accumulation in the foothills and mountains. Upslope flow will help to keep snow going through the day on Wednesday.

 

Travel impacts could be major the on roadways. Heavy snow and gusty wind will make for difficult conditions.

Forecast Accumulation

 

An additional 1-3″ of snowfall will be possible through Thursday morning with higher totals for the Sangre de Cristos.

 

The heaviest snow for the southern I-25 corridor will be during the day on Wednesday. We will see our highest totals in the mountains, where up to a foot is expected, with locally higher totals. The I-25 corridor is still looking at a wide spread chance for 3″-6″. The accumulations will be lighter in the West Texas and the Texas panhandle as well as southern New Mexico.

 

Forecast Timing

 

Snowfall starts to taper off during the evening hours of Wednesday for Colorado. Both the morning and evening commutes on Wednesday will be very messy along the I-25 corridor from northern Colorado down into New Mexico. The steadiest snow will favor New Mexico on Wednesday night.

The snow eventually tracks southward by Thursday morning but lingering activity remains in southeastern Colorado while the bulk of the snow moves into New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. By Thursday afternoon, the snow starts to come to an end for the eastern Four Corners and move eastward into Texas.

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Lucy is originally from the Boston area but has spent the last four years forecasting and living in Colorado! She stayed in the northeast for her education, graduating Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Oswego with a B.S. in Meteorology. Just a few days after graduation, she made the cross country move to Color... Load Moreado Springs, CO to begin her career at KKTV, the CBS affiliate. Lucy has covered historic blizzards, tornadoes, windstorms, the largest wildfires in Colorado state history and dust storms ... they truly "get it all" in Colorado! Lucy is excited to forecast on a national level and continue her passion of explaining the science behind the weather!