Maybe the Farmer’s Almanac’s winter forecast for Colorado of “shudders, shivers and shovels” wasn’t a bunch of hot air after all.
Sick of the cold and snow yet? Well, Earth Pig Day is Thursday, when we find out without a doubt whether we’re going to have another six weeks of this weather or an early spring is on its way.
Back to reality.
The latest storm dumped up to 3 feet of snow in some northern mountain locations and left Fort Collins in a wintry weather advisory until noon Monday and just outside a wind chill advisory issued by the National Weather Service.
Here’s a look at when our cold and snow will end and have some impressive snowfall totals.
Dirt snow affects travel in the Fort Collins area
The National Weather Service extended the winter weather advisory early Monday morning due to increasing snow. A large band of snow from Berthoud to Loveland south of Fort Collins, Windsor and Greeley could produce another 2 to 3 inches of snow.
This is expected to affect the morning movement. Windsor went on emergency alert at 6am on Monday. If involved in an accident with minor damage, no injuries and no suspected substance involvement, drivers should share information and submit a report online at https://dmv.colorado.gov/report-accident
Fort Collins received 1.3 inches of snow over the weekend.
Cold temperatures, dangerous wind chills extend into Tuesday
Fort Collins is just west of the wind chill advisory area, but it will still be chilly in the city through Tuesday and then gradually warm into the mid-40s by the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
Monday: High of 8 degrees with a wind chill of minus 16. 70% chance of snow. Low around minus 6.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 30 and a wind chill as low as minus 17. Low around 7.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 38 and a low around 14.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 41 and a low around 19.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 47 and a low around 25.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 44 and a low around 21.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.
Check out these impressive snowfall totals
The latest storm left behind some impressive snowfall totals over the past two days. Here are the highlights, according to the National Weather Service, ahead of Monday’s additional snow. In parentheses are the locations of the reporting sites:
Zirkel Mountain (4 miles southeast): 37.5 inches
Hare’s Ears Pass (1 mile north-northeast): 22.5 inches
Cameron Pass (7 miles south-southeast): 19.5 inches
Gould (9 miles south-southeast): 15 inches
Longs Peak (4 miles north-northwest): 13.5 inches
Cameron Pass (1 mile north-northwest): 12 inches
Steamboat Springs (2 miles east): 10.3 inches
Winter Park (5 miles south-southwest): 9 inches
Copper Mountain (1 mile west): 9 inches
Avalanche warning, special advisory covers most of the northern mountains
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued an avalanche warning for the Park Range and Elkhead Mountains until 4:30 p.m. Monday, with up to 4 feet of snow. Cameron Pass in Medicine Bow Range, Rocky Mountain National Park, Never Summer Range, Rabbit Ears Range and Flat Tops are under a special avalanche advisory at the same time, with up to 3 feet of snow expected through Monday.
Use of the site in those areas is not advised.
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