DENVER — This snow blog watches snow chances develop in the computer forecast models.
Jan. 25-26 (Mon-Tue)
Another storm system is starting to move through Colorado late Sunday night. It is expected to strengthen nicely at the surface level, but unfortunately for us, that will not happen until it's well downstream in western Kansas.
That will result in some very impressive snow totals for parts of central Nebrask and north central Kansas starting about 1am Monday lasting into the day. The bulls-eye is small but the target will be very close to model forecast. 5-12 inches is expected including a stretch of I-80 between North Platte and Lincoln.
Then another weaker storm system will impact that area on Tuesday bringing another inch or two.
The eastern plains of Colorado will see some impact from both of these systems as well. Most of the snow will come Monday, but a little bit more is likely on Tuesday.
Most likely the I-70 east corridor will see more snow impact that I-76, but the wind will hit both areas. On the end of the Palmer Divide near Limon, there could be more than 6 inches by Tuesday night at 11pm. Other areas are in the 2-4 inch projection.
At this point, none of those areas in Colorado are included in the winter weather advisory.
Some parts of the southern mountains could get another 4-10 inches of snow on top of the big totals they had there over the weekend. Winter weather advisories are in place there including Pagosa and Durango.
The Front Range will also get impacted both days but mostly on Tuesday.
Scattered snow showers will be in our area on Monday morning between 2am and noon, but will little accumulation, and very few locations actually seeing any snow.
Models show about an inch of snow in parts of the foothills, and just a trace about in suburban Denver. Could be about an inch or two out towards Limon where the snow probabilities increase greatly to the east of there.
Then on Monday night around sunset, the snow starts to fill on in the Denver metro area. We could wake up to about an inch on the ground Tuesday morning and then receive another inch or two through the day.
Models are indicating mostly about 1-2 inches in the Denver area, with less locations to the west and south metro to be in the 2-4 inch range by Tuesday night at 11pm.
Best snow in our area will likely be the foothills south of I-70 where 3-6 inches are possible. Models are showing about 4 inches in Evergreen.
This system should clear out by Tuesday night leaving clear skies on Wednesday and Thursday.
Jan. 30-31 (Sat-Sun)
The next system is currently being shown moving in next weekend with about 3-6 inches of snow in the mountain but no impact to the lower elevations.
And the models are showing a similar system around next Tuesday with mostly impacts to the mountains but a southern Colorado track that could bring the first February snow to Denver. That is not currently being shown in the solutions though.
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