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BLOG: Winter weather continues overnight

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Posted at 1:33 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 00:34:27-04

A large winter storm will bring wintry weather conditions, with impacts to our roadways through Wednesday morning.

10:20 p.m. Latest weather forecast

Winter weather wraps up Wednesday morning

9:30 p.m. Current closures and delays for Wed.

  • Woodland Park Re-2: Closed (Effective tomorrow - Wed Sep 9th)
  • Pikes Peak Christian School: 10AM Delayed Start (Effective tomorrow - Wed Sep 9th)
  • 4th Judicial District - Teller Co. Combined Courts: Opening at 10 am. Teller County Courthouse only. El Paso County Courthouse scheduled to open at 7:30 am. (Effective tomorrow - Wed Sep 9th)
  • Cripple Creek-Victor: 2 Hours Late
  • The Colorado Springs School: Closed. e-Learning Day (Effective tomorrow - Wed Sep 9th)
  • Cotopaxi Fremont RE-3: Closed (Effective tomorrow - Wed Sep 9th)
  • CEC Colorado Springs: All offices closed. CECCS staff will work from home. No in-person meetings, groups or tutoring. Classes as normal.
  • Monument Acad. Charter Sch.: 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool. AM Kindie 10:10-2:10 (Effective tomorrow - Wed Sep 9th)

9:09 p.m. Update on snow in Monument

7:52 p.m. No accumulation yet in Pueblo

7:05 p.m. Homeless shelters juggle cold weather and coronavirus precautions

Coronavirus has already given homeless shelters enough to worry about, but with a freeze expected overnight, they have a lot on their plate. They now have to find a balance between bringing people in off the street, and protecting them from COVID-19.

6:40 p.m. Snow sticking in Monument

6:10 p.m. Tracking snow as it moves across the state.

Tracking the late summer snow Tuesday evening

5:56 p.m. Latest snowfall forecast from Lead Forecaster Mike Daniels:

Southern Colorado snowfall forecast
Southern Colorado snowfall forecast from 9/8 to 9/9/20

5:37 p.m. As expected, bands of heavier snow are forming over Teller County, the Palmer Divide, Pikes Peak Region and near the mountains. For now, precipitation is still falling as rain over Pueblo and Canon City.

5:10 p.m. Although some areas will be OK, tonight's cold temperatures and associated Freeze Warning could severely damage or even kill crops. Protect your at home garden and pets by covering up when you can, and bringing in the rest.

3:55 p.m. From smoky skies and record heat this past weekend to this! Current temperatures are running between 40 and 60 degrees colder than this time yesterday.

3:45 p.m. Watching some big, fat flakes coming down right now over Cripple Creek. This area could see as much as 8-12" of snow by midday Wednesday. Notice how it's not yet sticking to the streets.

Cripple Creek live cam
Live cam view from Cripple Creek -- 9/8/20 at 3:45 p.m.

2:15 p.m. Winter storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are now in effect across a large part of the News 5 viewing area, and conditions will begin to go downhill through the afternoon and evening hours. Big accumulations are expected from this storm, especially for early September standards.

Southern Colorado winter weather alerts
Southern Colorado winter weather alerts -- 9/8 to 9/9/20

1:51 p.m. Snow is starting to increase in coverage and intensity around Gunnison, Chaffee and Saguache counties, and is now pushing into western Fremont County.

11:42 a.m. Colorado has seen an incredible change in the last 24 hours with many places dropping 40 to 50 degrees since Monday afternoon.

11:00 a.m. There have been periods of rain and snow, but the majority of our snow is yet to come.

Snow Forecast 9/8/2020

The bulk of our snow accumulation will show up later this afternoon and especially overnight as both the air and road temperatures drop even farther. We can expect slick and dangerous commutes tomorrow morning, particularly in and around mountain areas.

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