Storm brings heavy snow, cold to Colorado

Minnie Murray
March 3, 2019

Snow amounts will vary significantly because of the "banded" style of the snow.

Nonny Mbathane shows how much snow accumulated in Summit.

"Tonight: Snow, leaving 2-4" possible. The system will then quickly track toward the Northeast, with winter weather falling across New York, Connecticut and MA by early Sunday evening. Lower elevations including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins metro areas will mostly be in a 3-6 inch range. If you crave more details about the storm's timeline, coastal impacts, and forecast confidence, I recommend my Saturday morning weather blog entry for additional insight.

The Rain Region? For once this winter, New Jersey's south coast will not experience the most snowfall in the state!

The snow, sleet and freezing rain falling across the Northeast is just a preview of a more potent winter weather event expected Sunday. Snow could cover roads and visibility could be limited. March has an average of about eight inches of snow in Boston and this year it looks like we're going to get close or perhaps even go a little higher than that. As of this morning, models are leaning on the snowier side. For Fort Collins and Loveland the advisory goes into effect at 5 p.m. Friday.

Monday: More snow early, perhaps changing to a mixed bag before ending. Some accumulation, mainly on grassy areas, should begin where it's snowing. The sun this time of the year is quite strong so you'll likely notice some melting on the roadways this afternoon as well as during the day tomorrow. North winds at 20 to 30 miles per hour, along with gusts as high as 35 miles per hour, will cause blowing and drifting of snow and reduced visibilities under a quarter of a mile at times. While dry weather will return, temperatures will have plummeted into the 20s as highs and teens as lows which will last for a good portion of the week. Wintry mix around the Beltway and south may change to plain rain. We expect fog again early Friday morning, particularly between 3-8a.m. the fog should start to mix out after 9a.m. March certainly coming in like a lion with back-to-back rounds of snow. It also rates a Category 2 in Loudoun, Frederick and western Howard counties and to the north and west of those areas.

Temperatures drop Sunday into Monday, but record cold possible. They will be more of a hit or miss fashion and should not cause any travel problems. Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland counties, this ain't your storm.

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