Heavy snow fell in Colorado this week

Lawrence Kim
May 20, 2017

As reported by the Denver Post, Arapahoe Basin - which generally has the longest ski season in Colorado - has pulled down over a foot of fresh snow in the past 24 hours.

Although the metro area is expected to see less of an inch of snow Friday, the Fort Collins area up to the Wyoming border may have less than 2 inches, while the mountains and foothills can expect 2-6 inches, Sullivan said. The National Weather Service forecasted that the area could receive 36 inches by Friday evening.

A frost advisory for El Paso County is in effect until 9 a.m. Friday, while the northern part of the county will be under a freeze warning until 11 a.m. Friday.

Estes Park got buried with a May snow storm that caused power outages, road closures and dumped over 30 inches of snow only 10 days before Memorial Day.

Periods of heavy snow will be possible, with the worst of the weather expected to arrive Thursday night. Some mountain areas were reporting more than two feet of snow by early Thursday.

All roads on the park's east side were closed Thursday because of the heavy snow.

The Colorado National Guard, under executive order of Gov. John Hickenlooper, activated Thursday three "Snow Response Teams" to support local emergency responders in Douglas, Larimer and Weld counties.

The ski area just south of Loveland Pass is the only one in Colorado that is still open for the year, and is hoping to reap the benefits of staying open so late.

Again, this is what everyone in the eastern U.S.is dealing with.

The high temperature on Thursday is expected to be around 40 degrees, the weather service says.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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