Live Weather Blog: Arctic air and snow

Snowy Monument
Posted at 2:13 PM, Mar 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-10 11:06:15-05

An arctic blast slams into Southern Colorado Wednesday night, bringing snow and freezing temperatures to the region through Friday.

Round number one has cleared the state as of Thursday morning. The round of snow moves through Thursday afternoon and evening, favoring the southern mountains, southern I-25 corridor and south of HWY 50.

Heavy snow for portions of southern Colorado Thursday afternoon

Full weather forecast

DIA flight cancellations and delays

Colorado Springs Airport flight cancellations and delays

Weather Updates:

9:00 a.m. Current alerts as of 9 am. Another round of snow moves in this afternoon and evening.

5:00 a.m. Current alerts in effect. El Paso County has been taken out of the advisory. Western Las Animas and the Sangre De Cristos have been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning.

Thursday 4:55 a.m.
Per CDOT, northbound: Crash between Exit 91 - Stem Beach and Exit 94 - Pueblo Boulevard. Crash in area - Use caution - Road blocked - Watch for crews

6:10 p.m. The City of Fountain was placed on accident alert status. If you are involved in a traffic accident and there are no injuries and no suspected alcohol or drug involvement, exchange information with the other driver. Within 72 hours you can pick up a cold counter crash report form at the Fountain Police Department, any State Patrol office, or online.

6:00 p.m. Plunging temperatures on Thursday for the Pikes Peak Region, with a few light snow showers possible by the late afternoon and evening hours.

5:35 p.m. Current Winter Weather Advisories for Southern Colorado.

Winter Weather Advisory
Winter Weather Advisory now in effect for parts of Southern Colorado

5:10 p.m. Latest First Alert 5 snowfall forecast for Southern Colorado. As a reminder, this will come in two tonight, the second Thursday night to Friday morning.

Snow Accumulation Forecast
Snow Accumulation Forecast for Southern Colorado — 3/9 to 3/11-22

4:50 p.m. Some of the first bands of heavy snowfall have arrived in the Steel City this afternoon. Visibility from the "Big Hill" is down near zero.

3:25 p.m. With several rounds of snow over the next 48-60 hours, there's a high likelihood of more than 3" of snow for the southern I-25 corridor and southern mountains. Those chances are still decent for the Pikes Peak Region, but not as high.

Snow Probability
Probability of 3" or more of snow for Southern Colorado through Friday morning (3/11/22)

3:10 p.m. CSPD is now on accident alert due to deteriorating road conditions

Track this storm through the morning, including snow totals and updated forecasts, on the First Alert 5 Weather stream, which can be viewed on the KOAA News5 app for your Roku, FireTV, AppleTV or AndroidTV.

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