Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Winter Storm Warning For Denver Metro And Beyond



It’s hard to believe after our sunny and record setting Monday that one-two punch of winter weather is on its way into Colorado!

Winter Storm Warning For Denver Metro And Beyond

An unidentified man enjoys the sunshine in Denver on Monday. (credit: CBS)
Denver’s high soared to 80 degrees on Monday, breaking the former record high of 79 degrees first set in 1992. (Full Story)

A very cold airmass will now be pushing southward from Canada during the day Tuesday. This moist cold air will be mixing with a shot of tropical moisture working its way up across southern California, Arizona and New Mexico. This will produce a prime situation for upslope flow and wet, heavy snow over the Front Range.

There is a Winter Storm Warning for all of the Colorado mountains, the Front Range and the Denver Metro Area Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon. In the mountains the warning is from 6 p.m. Tuesday through 6 p.m. Wednesday. And for the Denver metro area and Front Range it is from 9 p.m. Tuesday through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Snow potential for the Denver metro area could reach 6 to 12 inches. In areas above 6,000 feet into the foothills and mountains snow accumulations could be between 8 to 16 inches of snow. more