Weather blog: Bitter cold, snow impacts Front Range


Bitter cold and widespread snow has impacted the Front Range. Saturday’s low tumbled to below zero, and temperatures will plunge through the weekend to some of the coldest weather we have seen in a few years in February.

A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 5 p.m. Saturday through 11 a.m. Sunday. Denver will likely see 2 to 4 inches of snow, mainly Saturday afternoon through Sunday midday. In the mountains, 6 to 12 inches of snow will accumulate through the weekend, creating high avalanche danger. Backcountry travel is not recommended.

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More snow will be possible by late Tuesday into Wednesday, but temperatures will not be nearly as cold.

Denver7 Weather

Denver7 has the latest on the winter storm and its impact on the state in our live blog below:

Sunday, Feb. 14

9:02 a.m. — A multi-vehicle crash on northbound I-25 south of Santa Fe snarled traffic for about an hour. No injuries were reported.

Saturday, Feb. 13

9:04 p.m. | The National Weather Service tweeted a map showing the expected snow amounts by Sunday afternoon:

6:14 p.m. — Broomfield is on accident alert due to current weather and road conditions. If you are involved in an accident where there are no injuries, and alcohol is not involved, you can make a report with Broomfield PD in a few days.

4:46 p.m. — Centura Health is postponing a scheduled drive-through mass vaccine event in Colorado Springs due to extreme weather. The event scheduled for Sunday at the Broadmoor World Arena has been rescheduled for Saturday Feb. 20 at the same location. Anyone scheduled to receive their vaccine at Sunday’s event will automatically be invited to receive their first dose on Feb. 20 at their originally scheduled time.

3:09 p.m. — The City and County of Denver and shelter partners are expanding overflow emergency shelter for persons experiencing homelessness. Men and transgender individuals can access additional overflow at the Lawrence Street Community Center, 2222 Lawrence St. Women and transgender individuals can access emergency shelter at 1370 Elati St.

11:30 a.m. — McClure Pass (CO 133) will close Saturday at 7 p.m. due to avalanche conditions. Crews will reassess Sunday morning.