Chance of rain showers...snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning...then thunderstorms and snow showers in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Highs 39 to 49. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the morning becoming light.
Snow showers likely through the night. Rain showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Lows 23 to 31. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Snow with rain likely in the morning...then rain showers...snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of 2 to 5 inches. Highs 35 to 45. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph in the afternoon.
There are currently no warnings or advisories for this location.
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Statement as of 2:59 am MDT on April 25, 2015
... Today in Metro Denver weather history...
23-25 in 1935... heavy wet snow fell across Metro Denver. The storm started as rain on the 23rd and changed to snow early on the morning of the 24th. There was continuous precipitation for a period of 48 hours. Snowfall totaled 19.0 inches over the city and 20.0 inches at Denver Municipal Airport. However... due to warm temperatures in the 30's... much of the snow melted as it fell and did not seriously disrupt traffic. The greatest snow accumulation on the ground downtown was 12 inches... but it quickly melted. The highest sustained wind speed recorded during the storm was 28 mph from the north on the 23rd. The storm contained 3.16 inches of moisture. 24-25 in 1890... rain changed to snow and totaled 7.0 inches in downtown Denver. In 1931... heavy snowfall totaled 9.3 inches over downtown Denver. Winds were light during the storm. In 1996... the second wind storm in less than a week developed east of the Continental Divide and spread over Metro Denver. High winds gusted from 60 to 90 mph. Several power lines and poles were downed. Some of the stronger wind gusts included: 91 mph atop Squaw Mountain west of Denver... 90 mph atop Table Mesa near Boulder... 85 mph in Golden Gate Canyon... and 82 mph at Wondervu. Northwest winds gusted to 41 mph at Denver International Airport on the 25th. 24-26 in 1924... Post-frontal rain changed to snow... which became heavy and totaled 10.2 inches over downtown Denver. The greatest amount of snow on the ground was 6.0 inches on the 25th due to melting. North winds were sustained to 38 mph with gusts to 42 mph on the 24th. 25 in 1902... northeast winds were sustained to 42 mph with gusts to 48 mph. In 1908... north winds were sustained to 40 mph behind an apparent cold front. Snowfall was 0.5 inch. In 1928... rain changed to snow... which became heavy and totaled 7.4 inches in downtown Denver. Due to melting... the maximum snow depth on the ground was 4.0 inches at 6:00 PM. This was the last snow of the season. Southeast winds were sustained to 19 mph with gusts to 20 mph. In 1976... a south wind gust to 54 mph was recorded at Stapleton International Airport. The high winds toppled a 70-foot high Cottonwood tree onto the rear of house and a neighboring residence in central Denver. In 1989... lightning caused heavy damage to a radio transmitter in Parker... knocking a Denver area radio station off the air for 3 hours. In 1994... weather spotters reported dime-size hail at the intersection of U.S. Highway 287 and c470 in Jefferson County. Marble-size hail covered the ground near Golden to a depth of 1 inch. Pea-size hail was reported covering the ground to a depth of 3 inches in Arvada. 25-26 in 1985... a Spring storm brought much rain and snow to Metro Denver. The foothills were buried with 15 inches of snow at Conifer and 12 inches at Evergreen. At lower elevations... an inch or more of rain fell in Denver and Boulder. The heavy precipitation caused brief power outages in the Denver area. Precipitation totaled 1.06 inches at Stapleton International Airport... including only 0.7 inch of snowfall. 25-27 in 1877... snow ended around 7:00 am on the morning of the 27th... after falling continuously for 48 hours and totaling an estimated 13 inches in the city. The storm... likely accompanied by strong winds... caused trains to be delayed for 2 to 3 days. One or two roofs of small buildings were crushed by the weight of the snow... and many tree branches were broken in the city. There were a number of reports of livestock losses. One Stockman lost 17 horses and several cattle from the snow and cold. Precipitation totaled 1.30 inches from the storm.
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