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More than 50 km without power after half a foot of snow in Colorado

A temperature drop of nearly 60 degrees in the Centennial State means rare sights of a late spring storm that promises to blanket the ground in parts of the state.

More than a foot of snow fell in places like Black Forest and Aspen Park.

As of Saturday morning, more than 50,000 were without power.

Frozen precipitation began falling across much of the state Friday afternoon.

Videos from communities like Castle Rock, Lone Tree and Aurora showed the first rain showers.

Photos from higher elevation areas showed significantly more snow on the ground but a very similar scene with grassy areas tending to accumulate more frozen precipitation than roads.

A lone pedestrian moves along 21st Avenue at Market Street as a cold front sweeps across Colorado with snow and freezing temperatures.
A lone pedestrian moves along 21st Avenue at Market Street as a cold front sweeps across Colorado with snow and freezing temperatures.
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Meteorologists with the National Weather Service said because the state was so warm it would take a while for the snow to stick to the sidewalk.

Road temperatures in the Loveland Pass area hovered around 40 degrees, causing the frozen precipitation to melt quickly.

Frozen precipitation began falling across much of the state Friday afternoon.
Frozen precipitation began falling across much of the state Friday afternoon.

Officials warned dangerous travel conditions were expected along the I-70 corridor at the higher elevations through Saturday morning.

Bad weather also forced Major League Baseball to postpone the game between the Colorado Rockies and the New York Mets until at least Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday, 50,000 were without power.
On Saturday, 50,000 were without power.
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When the event is over, forecast models show Denver could take up to five inches of snow over a foot at higher elevations.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/21/more-than-50k-without-power-after-a-foot-of-snow-in-colorado/ More than 50 km without power after half a foot of snow in Colorado

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