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Colorado Weather Forecast: Snow moving into metro Denver Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning

9:44 AM, Dec 23, 2012   |    comments
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Over the past 112 years it has only snowed on Christmas Day 14 times, that's a mere 13 percent.

Monday into Tuesday a storm from California will combine with very cold air spilling into the state from the Canadian border to form a snow event that will cover much of the state.

Snow will start in the mountains Monday morning, spreading east to the I-25 Corridor by the middle of the afternoon.  Accumulation will be light before 10 p.m. Monday but will pick up after that.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY will be in effect for Monday and Tuesday for 6-12" to the Sawatch and Mosquito Range above 11,000 feet. Snow accumulations for Crested Butte, Aspen, Vail, Telluride and Lake City could reach from 6 to 10".

The 9NEWS Weather Team is currently forecasting 2 to 4 inches of snow for the Denver area up to Fort Collins and Greeley.  We may have to adjust those numbers right up through Monday afternoon so please check back for updates to that accumulation forecast.

Though skies will clear Christmas Day it will be very cold with highs only near 20 degrees.

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