Powder Days May 18-19 … Seriously!
And here we thought we were done with winter. Crested Butte has seen temperatures reaching almost 70°F in early May yet here we are talking about Powder Days May 18-19… Seriously!. No joke, most of the Colorado high country and even some of the lower elevations will be getting snow later this week. It’s not unusual for the Colorado Rockies to receive spring snow showers in May and even into June however the amount of snow predicted for this spring storm is a bit unusual. We’re talking 1-2 FEET in the Colorado high country. We will see cooler temperatures and snow showers starting to move in Wednesday morning with the coldest air moving in Wednesday afternoon through Friday afternoon. The snow will fall a majority of the time over the northern Colorado mountains however Wednesday all of the Colorado mountains will see some snow. The heaviest snow is expected to fall from Wednesday night through Thursday evening. Snow levels are anticipated to drop as low as 5,000-6,000 feet meaning even Denver may see a few flakes on Thursday. Roads at lower elevations are expected to remain wet with the worst impact being the weight of snow on the trees. At or above 6,500-7,000 feet, we will likely see the snow accumulate on the grass and roadways. Though most of us are probably ready for summer, keep in mind that Arapahoe Basin’s lifts are still spinning. There is a pretty good chance you can get in a couple of good powder days Thursday or Friday morning.
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