Snow Pastes Late May Colorado 24 hours after 90 degrees heat

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Memorial Day weekend just week but looks like Christmas in many parts of Colorado. A late winter storm dropped as much as 20 inches of snow in Centennial State.

Over 100,000 clients are in dark because of the weight of wet snow weighing down trees – already green with leaves – and power lines. The largest concentration of failures are concentrated on south and west sides of Denver in Nearly 80,000 customers were left without power in Jefferson and Denver counties, according to PowerOutage.US.

Pasty snow, most of which fell from the end of Friday to the beginning of Saturday, came just 24 hours after the temperature jumped to almost 90 degrees. It was 87 degrees in Denver on Thursday afternoon before temperatures dropped to 33 – a 54-degree change.

Denver got about 2 inches of snow. According to Chris Bianchi, meteorologist for Denver affiliate on CBS 9 News television storm bound like a ninth-latest on record produce at least an inch in in city. The average last inch of snow, he tweeted, sometimes on 22 April. cityx latest big blizzard on record happened on May 26-27 in 1950 when 10.7 inches fell.

Larger amounts were north and west of Mile High City, including some more how 8 inches in boulder. heavy snowfall also fell on in north and western sides of Colorado Springs.

Some of total snowfall in Colorado includes:

  • 20 inches – 19 miles west southwest of Cripple Creek
  • 19 inches – Palmer Lake
  • 16″ – Woodland Park
  • 14 inches – Cascade
  • 13 inches – 4 miles east to northeast of Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs
  • 10 inches – 4 miles northeast of Netherlands
  • 9.5 inches – Beulah
  • 8 inches – Fountain

heavy snowfall also protected parts of Southern Wyoming where up up to 18 inches.

While some of the snowfall dragged on in Colorado on Saturday morning, many of accumulation ended like snow difficulty sticking due to the high angle of the sun at this time of year. Roads and travel weren’t hit hard because many of the snow has melted on asphalt surfaces.

powerful cold wind responsible for temperature drop which contributed to the snowfall that hit eastward on Friday, causing serious thunderstorms what gave rise to deadly tornado in Gaylord, Michigan

Two dead44 wounded in unusual tornado in northern Michigan

The same front can bring strong and violent storms from Texas to Maine. on Saturday and from Virginia to Maine on Sunday till moving off East Coast.

Areas ahead of front, mostly along the East Coast, face record heat Saturday and possibly Sunday before it gets much cooler weather arrives early next week.

Below are some social media Pictures of snowfall.


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