DENVER (KDVR) – After a few days and weeks in dry Colorado, the state is in dire need of rain.
Denver has yet to see its first measurable snowfall of the season, breaking the record for the latest first snowfall recorded this year. Denver also went 225 days without snow, making it the third-longest stretch of measurable snow-free land in the city’s history.
The mountains are also unusually dry and warm. Some local ski resorts have had to postpone opening dates for this season due to lack of snow and warm temperatures.
Finally, there is a storm system that is forecast to bring at least some snow to parts of Colorado.
For now, it looks like the storm system will move in at some point on Monday, bringing snow and cooler temperatures to the mountains first. Snow showers will continue in the highlands and off through early Wednesday before the storm breaks.
Denver and the Front Strip have a 20% chance of some showers Tuesday. Computer models are still in disagreement over whether lower elevations see snowfall. If they do, it won’t be much.
Looking at some long-range snowfall totals, this storm looks hopeful for mountains with a few inches of snow accumulation. Some places in the mountains could see more than 6 inches of snow if the forecast is correct.
This storm system is still a few days away, so details on timing and totals are still subject to change. The Accurate Weather team will update you as it gets closer.
But for now, let’s be grateful that some moisture is being supplied to our parched state.
https://kdvr.com/weather/colorado-finally-has-chance-for-snow-next-week-heres-what-we-know-so-far/ Snow in Colorado: Mountain ranges are expected to see several inches