Warm temperatures, warm surfaces keep totals down in Denver
As we have been explaining all week, there was low confidence, high bust potential for snowfall totals with this storm, despite what others had to say. Why? Air temperatures, surface temperatures, and timing have been working against us all day. Where the snow has melted slower, we are at about 5" inches in Denver - so pushing our forecast margin. But the snow in many places continues to melt as fast as it falls, and so widespread totals >6" just will not be found in Denver, as the snow continues to melt. We expect snow to start to taper off from north to south this afternoon. Certainly some very beneficial moisture!
A few quick totals from around the region. . .
10" Green Mountain
9" SSE Bergen Park
Out east today has been a different story, mostly due to the wind. Whiteout conditions have been common outside of Denver all day, which is why a Blizzard Warning remains in effect for these areas. Here is a quick video I took this morning while out chasing from I-25 and Happy Canyon road!