Good morning everyone! With high model disagreement yesterday no body really knew what to expect for tonight’s winter storm. With the models showing bust values as low as 1/2″ and boom values as high as 6″. Well mother nature had the final word on that as heavy snow last night mixed in with some light rain dropped about 2″ area-wide. With a sharp cut off of snow totals due to the close proximity of the rain/snow line areas along and just south of Interstate 70 saw nothing but good ole’ fashion boring rain. Primary and secondary roads looked to have been treated very well as of this morning and look pretty good. However, back roads which haven’t been treated are pretty slick with a wet heavy snow.
For today snow showers are possible today as the back end of this system will try to push out some light snow throughout a majority of the morning hours. After the chance of snow will end around noon, the temperature is expected to drop like a rock as arctic air will be fed in to the area from Canada. Therefore, we will hit our high between noon and 2 pm with a high of 34°F. After that, the winds will pick up and the temperatures will plunge. Falling into the low 20’s by dinner time tonight with wind chills in the single digits likely by the evening. Hold on, if tonight’s wind chills are bad, just wait until Friday as the low will be close to 0°F with wind chills well below zero.
-CWS Forecaster: Ben Waggoner