We get to enjoy the sunshine today after a few good weeks of heavy snow. The recent stormy weather pattern has left our mountains buried in snow! The latest information on snow-pack shows that we are nearly 170% of average for seasonal snow in the Colorado high country! That is great news not only for skiers and snow-boarders, but for our water supply for the upcoming spring and summer.
We still have months to go to get a great snow-pack complete, and the pattern could change back to dry and quiet, but for now, things are looking very good!
So far, Denver has officially seen 17.7 inches of snow out at Denver International Airport. We are normally at just over 24 inches by the middle of January. By this time last year, we were at 25 inches of snow for the season.
The next few days will be dry and quiet with a gradual warming trend. While 60s are not likely, temperatures will climb into the low to mid 50s in Denver and along the I-25 Corridor. The mountains will have chilly nights and mild days through Thursday. Lows will be in the single digits and teens, with highs in the 30s to low 40s.
The next storm system to impact our state will arrive late Thursday and Friday. Snow will develop in the mountains Thursday afternoon and continue into Friday, but amounts are not expected to be nearly as heavy as the last storm cycle.
Some light rain and snow showers will be possible for Denver and the eastern plains on Friday, along with some cooler temperatures - amounts are expected to be minor.
The weekend will be cool, but not extreme for mid-January. By next Monday and Tuesday, a stronger storm will move into the mountains and eventually onto the plains with a better chance for moderate to heavy snow.
We have you covered as the weather changes - remember our SnowCast App and our Storm Shield App. In addition, Storm Shield PLUS can provide important information about approaching severe weather. Go to StormShieldAlerts.com or call 877-438-4977 for more information.