Much of Colorado will be given some sort of weather consultation over the next 24 hours as the high heat and 92-degree temperatures on Labor Day are replaced by what may be record cold weather as a front pulls into the state and brings winter conditions. including snow and freezing temperatures, the Denver Post reported.
HEAT WAVE IN THE WEST CREATES A WILDFIRE HAZARD WHEN COLORADO PREPARES FOR THE WINTER STORM
Temperatures are expected to drop by almost 60 degrees – to a low of 33 with wind speeds of up to 27 km / h. The state is pretty sure there will be rainfall tonight as the National Weather Service has a 100% chance. The rain is expected to start late Monday evening before switching to snow overnight. Mostly snow is expected after 1
Temperatures on Tuesday are unlikely to rise above 35 degrees, NSW said, and the low is expected to drop to 29 degrees on Tuesday night. More rain and snow are expected overnight through Wednesday with a 40 percent chance of precipitation before 2 p.m., the report said.
According to the National Weather Service in Boulder, heavier snow accumulations are expected in the mountains, while in Denver, slushy, wet snowfall is expected until Tuesday morning.
Potential snow accumulations for Denver and Colorado Springs are believed to be in the 5-inch range, while there could be almost a foot of snow at higher elevations, the Post reported.
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While a blizzard like this is unusually early in the early season, it isn’t the earliest recorded snowfall in Denver, the report said. In 1961, the Labor Day storm dropped 4.2 inches of snow in Denver. That storm, however, will bind the second earliest snow on record when it fell 0.7 inches on September 8, 1962.