There’s a storm coming our way, and it’s a big one.
We now know how big the snowstorm will be heading to Denver, and it’s going to be a big one. Snowfall in Denver itself is predicted to hit 15-20 inches, which will be the biggest of the season. The Boulder National Weather Service has an extensive list on how to be well-prepared, as travel will likely be incredibly dangerous, power outages can occur, and roads could very well be closed.
We are less than 48 hours away from our expected major snowstorm. Use these lists as a guide to be #WeatherReady.#cowx pic.twitter.com/pcD9rJbMrt
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) March 11, 2021
Things like stocking up on food to avoid traveling are a must, as well as checking on friends and neighbors. Plugging in all devices is also well-advised, considering the snowfall is looking to be heavy and wet. Usually in these cases, that can be a recipe for power outages, so it’s best to be prepared.
12-20″ coming to Denver!
Upwards of 3 FEET in other areas. #WinterStorm #COwx #Denver #Colorado pic.twitter.com/QDUSBvrcGa
— ⛈Rain or☀️Shine I’m Andy Stein (@AndySteinWx) March 10, 2021
The highest of the predicted snowfall inch total will range from 36-48 inches! But these will be in the mountain passes and higher peaks, like in Berthoud and Loveland. The 1-25 urban corridor from Colorado Springs to Denver to Cheyenne is under a Winter Storm Watch, as well as 1-70 between Denver and Avon starting at 5p.m. on Friday. Fort Collins and Boulder are predicted to even reach 30 inches as well.
The rest of the week will be quite cold with chances of a few more light snow showers throughout the week.
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