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Colorado weather forecast: Winter conditions in mountains, Denver snow and rain moving out

6:58 AM, Nov 17, 2010   |    comments
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While the storm dumped snow on the Colorado high country Tuesday, in Denver, strong winds up to 45 mph were reported along with light rain and snow showers Tuesday evening.

Gusty winds created problems across the Denver metro area late Tuesday. A tree was apparently knocked over by wind at 13th Avenue and Gaylord Street. A light pole was downed by the gusts in the Department of Public Health and Environment parking lot.

In the mountains, because the heavy snow closed Berthoud Pass, the American Red Cross had to open a shelter in Fraser at the elementary school. About 70 students were stranded there.

The students were from Beth Jacob High School in Denver. They were in the mountains for a retreat. The Red Cross is providing shelter, cots and blankets, but the students are providing their own kosher food.

All Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories have expired.  However, 9NEWS Meteorologist Becky Ditchfield says the snow will continue to lightly fall across the high country for the remainder of the morning.  No significant accumulation is expected.

Over the Eastern Plains, the snow continues to move out.  Around 1 to 3 inches of accumulation was possible. 

A mostly sunny but cool day is in store for Wednesday. Temperatures will hold in the mid 40s and then soar into the mid 60s for the second half of the week. This warming trend is expected to continue into the weekend.

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