Today is forecast to be nearly the same temperature as yesterday.
Nowcast as of 8:02 am MDT on October 1, 2014
Scattered showers will move into western grand and Jackson counties by 9 am...with some light snow over the higher peaks. The showers will increase in coverage and spread into the remainder of the mountains and High Mountain valleys by late morning. Rainfall amounts will generally be less than one tenth of an inch...with snowfall amounts less than one half inch above ten thousand feet.
Forecast for South and Southeast Grand/West Central and Southwest Boulder/Gilpin/Clear Creek/Summit/North and West Park Counties Above 9000 Feet
Updated: 4:29 am MDT on October 01, 2014
Winter Weather Advisory in effect from noon today to midnight MDT tonight...
Rain showers...snow showers and isolated thunderstorms. Snow accumulation up to 3 inches above 10 thousand feet. Highs 35 to 45.
Snow showers...rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then snow likely after midnight. Additional snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Storm total 4 to 7 inches. Lows 18 to 26.
Mostly sunny. A 10 percent chance of snow in the morning. Highs 35 to 45. West winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from noon today to midnight MDT tonight...
The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow... which is in effect from noon today to midnight MDT tonight.
* Timing... from 12 PM MDT today to 12 am MDT tonight
* snow accumulations... 4 to 7 inches for areas above 10 thousand feet in the north central mountains
* wind/visibility... west to northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph may cause minor blowing of snow on the High Mountain passes
* impacts... roads over the high passes may become icy and snow covered making travel difficult. Bursts of heavy snowfall this afternoon may also reduce visibilities to under than a few hundred feet at times.
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while driving.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 2:59 am MDT on October 1, 2014
... Today in Metro Denver weather history...
30-1 in 1959... heavy snowfall totaled 5.9 inches at Stapleton Airport. Winds were light. 1 in 1892... the highest temperature ever recorded in October... 90 degrees... occurred. This is also the latest 90 degree reading of the season. In 1898... southwest winds were sustained to 40 mph with gusts to 49 mph in the city. In 1927... a trace of snow was the only snow of the month... ranking the year... amongst several other years... the second least snowiest on record. In 1971... a wind gust to 90 mph was recorded at Buckley field in Aurora. The severe winds caused damage in northeast Metro Denver. A brick wall of a bowling alley was blown down... the roof was blown off a garage... and some business signs were damaged. A man in the bowling alley was injured by flying glass. Northwest winds gusted to 43 mph at Stapleton International Airport. In 1994... unusually strong thunderstorms for so late in the season pummeled Metro Denver with large hail. The largest hail... 2 inches in diameter... fell at Buckley field. Hail 1 3/4 inches in diameter fell 7 miles northeast of Boulder and at Niwot. Hail 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter fell in Boulder... Arvada... Wheat Ridge... Edgewater... Capitol Hill and northwest Denver... Bennett... and Strasburg. Hail of unknown size damaged a boeing 737 aircraft and injured both pilots at Stapleton International Airport when the windshield was broken out on takeoff. Half inch diameter hail fell at Stapleton International Airport where northwest winds gusted to 40 mph and rainfall totaled 0.82 inch. In 2009... strong downslope winds near the foothills produced a peak wind gust to 84 mph at the National wind technology center near Rocky Flats.
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