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Colorado weather forecast: Snow ending Front Range and east, but continues in the mountains Sunday

10:40 PM, Nov 10, 2012   |    comments
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Light snow in the Denver metro area will stay in the 1 to 2 inch accumulation range before early Sunday morning when it begins to move off to the east.

Skies will be partly cloudy Sunday across the Front Range.

Northern Colorado including Longmont, Loveland, Fort Collins and Greeley will have slightly higher accumulations in the 2 to 6 inch range, but the snow will be over by sunrise Sunday.

Even heavier snow fell in southern Weld County with 8.5 inches of snow in Keenesburg and 8.0 inches near Fort Lupton.

WINTER STORM WARNINGS are in effect for several mountain areas:

Flattops Mountains until 6 p.m. Sunday for 10 to 20 inches total snowfall.

Northwestern Colorado including the Yampa Valley until 6 a.m. Sunday for 4 to 8 inches total snowfall.

Central Mountains and northern San Juan Mountains until 6 a.m. Sunday for 10 to 20 inches total snowfall.

Independence Pass, Mount Elbert areas until 11 a.m. Sunday for 10 to 16 inches total snowfall.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES are in effect for many other areas:

Glenwood Springs, Gunnison, and Eagle until 6 p.m. Sunday for 3 to 7 inches total snowfall.

Rio Blanco, Ridgway, Glade Park and surrounding plateaus until 6 a.m. Sunday for 4 to 8 inches of snow with 6 to 12 inches above 8,000 feet.

Gore and Elk Mountains including the Vail and Aspen areas until 6 p.m. Sunday for 7 to 14 inches total snowfall.

Steamboat Springs and surrounding areas until 6 a.m. Sunday for 4 to 8 inches total snowfall.

Climax, Leadville and surrounding mountain areas until 11 a.m. Sunday for 5 to 10 inches total snowfall.

Northern Gore Mountain Range until 5 a.m. Sunday for 6 to 12 inches total Snowfall.

Even with the snow moving out in the Denver area by Sunday afternoon daytime highs are expected to be in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees with a slow warming trend for the beginning of next week.

 Snow reports by Saturday evening:

  • Keystone 3.0"
  • Nederland 1.0"
  • Greeley 4.1"
  • Frederick 2.0"
  • Fort Collins 1.0"
  • Longmont 1.2"
  • Northglenn 2.0"
  • Denver 1.0"
  • Fort Lupton 8.0"
  • Keenesburg 8.6"

 

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