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Weather blog: first snow of the season in southern Colorado

winter weather advisory 10.28.2023
Posted at 6:21 PM, Oct 28, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-29 11:59:15-04

The first snowstorm of the season is arriving in southern Colorado.

10:00 a.m. Sunday | Winter Storm Warnings in effect until 6:00PM for parts of I-25 corridor.
Snow Totals coming in to the News5 Weather Center...

10AM Snow Totals
Some of the snow reports News5 has gathered as of 10AM MDT on 10/29.

Heavy snow banding in the last hour will bump these totals up soon - Pueblo has seen a radar estimated 2" as you sit under what is effectively a thunderstorm with snow instead of rain. Similar heavy snow ongoing in Canon City. To share a measurement with us, email weather@koaa.com! To measure: ideally, use a snowboard. If you don't have one, find a surface you know is flat and smooth and ideally sheltered from the wind. Insert a ruler or yardstick perpendicular to the ground. If sending multiple measurements, mark the location with a flag or stake.

8:00 p.m. Saturday | Road conditions are deteriorating as temperatures drop after sunset. The heaviest snow will arrive to southern Colorado overnight and Sunday morning.

5:30 p.m. Saturday | For the first half of Saturday, the snow has been heaviest in the mountains and the Denver Metro area.

At 4:54 p.m., Denver International Airport reported on X that they were experiencing a "ground delay averaging about 158 minutes due to snow and ice."

For the latest forecast, click here.

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