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Winter Blog: Moderate to heavy snow expected tonight through Thursday morning

Snow Accumulation 2/24 - 2/25
Pikes Peak Region Snow Accumulation
Arkansas River Valley Snowfall
Southern I-25 Snowfall Accumulation
Posted at 11:55 AM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 20:29:28-05

Snow is moving in tonight. We'll update this blog with forecast changes throughout the day.

6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening forecast

Snow begins this evening and lasts through Thursday morning

6 p.m. Snow starts falling in Colorado Springs

Wednesday 4:00 p.m. Snow showers are increasing in coverage for the northern Colorado front range. These are not moving very quickly as easterly winds push against the foothills and mountains.

10a.m. Update:
Our forecast from this morning is mostly holding true.

The snow seems to be shifting north a bit on new model runs, so we've lowered a few snow totals down in the Walsenburg and La Veta area.

Quick Forecast:
Cold and cloudy weather dominates the forecast during the day. We'll stay windy through the plains with east to southeast winds keeping the chill fresh in the air.

Snow will develop up in Denver late today and fill into the Pikes Peak Region this evening. A second round of snow after midnight will develop across the southern mountains, all of this leading to a slow and snowy commute Thursday morning.

Snow Accumulation 2/24 - 2/25
Expected snowfall from Wednesday night 2/24 - Thursday 2/25/2021

The heaviest snow in southern Colorado is going to be focused over the Wet Mountains and Pikes Peak Region.

Pikes Peak Region Snow Accumulation
Expected snowfall in the Pikes Peak Region from 2/24 - 2/25/2021

Easterly upslope winds tonight should allow for the best snow to fall west of I-25, with the terrain of Monument Hill and Black Forest will also giving snow totals a boost.

Most of I-25 through town has a chance of seeing 3 to 5 inches, but up near Monument Hill it could be closer to 6 or even 7 inches.

Arkansas River Valley Snowfall
Expected snowfall in the Pikes Peak Region from 2/24 - 2/25/2021

In the Pueblo area, we'll see heavier snow on the west side of town near the reservoir and Pueblo West.

Some of the best snow will fall over the Wet Mountains and the surrounding towns, making driving tonight and tomorrow morning very dangerous.

Southern I-25 Snowfall Accumulation
Expected snowfall in the Pikes Peak Region from 2/24 - 2/25/2021

The forecast keeps shifting this system north towards Denver, so we've had to keep lowering our snow expectations south of Pueblo.

La Veta, Cuchara, and the surrounding mountain roads will see the most snow in this region, but I-25 down near Trinidad won't be all that bad if you take it slow.

Any school closings and delays through Thursday can be found here: School Closings & Delays

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