Colorado weather: Denver under winter weather advisory as Front Range gets May blast of snow

Snow fell hard in environment of Colorado on Monday, including in Kiowa, where the National Weather Service according 9 inches of new snow just before 9 p.m., and a short time later the Palmer Divide area was under a “winter storm warning.”

Other snow total reports in Colorado on Monday included: Silverton, 8.4 inches; Black Forest, 7 inches; and Monument and Peyton, 6 inches.

In Denver, just before 9 p.m., a light snow was falling in misty and foggy skies, according to the National Weather Service. The humidity in the city was at 100 percentage and the temperature had born to 32 degrees. The weather service besides upgraded Denver to a winter weather advisory.

The weather service aforementioned heavy, wet snow is expected all-night with accumulation of 2 to 6 inches, with the heavier amounts in the southern and eastern sections of the Denver tube. Denver’s winter weather advisory is posted through 9 a.m.

Denver upgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory. Palmer Divide upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning.

— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) May 21, 2019

The wet, heavy snow is expected to break tree branches, possibly leading to scattered power outages.

Sections of roads in the Denver area became snow-covered and slushy on Monday night. Planes taking off from Denver International airport late Monday were delayed for deicing commerce trading operations, airport officials aforementioned.

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Winter driving conditions have returned to I-25 and Monument Hill. Crews are out in force. Motorists are urged to not travel during this spring storm. If you must be out, use extreme caution and #knowbeforeyougo check

— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) May 21, 2019

The Colorado Department of Transportation aforementioned that “winter driving conditions” returned to Interstate 25 and Monument Hill and that plow crews “are out in force.”

At 10:20 p.m., CDOT according that multiple crashes shut down eastward lanes of the main road in Vail. Multiple sections of I-70 in the mountains were closed and reopened earlier on Monday by weather-related collisions, including an eastward stretch east of the Eisenhower Tunnel.

In Denver on Tuesday, uneven fog is expected before 7 a.m. and snow should change to rain between 10 and 11 a.m., the weather service aforementioned. Thunder is possible and the high temperature will be about 45 degrees.