UPDATE: Latest on Winter Storm

Updated 8:40pm
If we haven't said it enough already, it's worth reiterating again: this is a complex system with a variety of snowfall totals expected across northeast Colorado.

As of 8:30 tonight the heaviest snowfall has been in a large band of heavy snow just north of Denver. Snowfall rates of 1 - 2 inches per hour have been occurring here, with already several inches being reported on the ground.

In Denver it's been a different story. Temperatures are still hovering in the low to mid 30s which means what snow is falling is having a difficult time sticking. Additionally, marginal temperatures for snow means we've seen rain mix in at times which leads -- to less accumulation. We have kept totals lower than some other outlets for Denver proper to account for just that, and see little reason to change at this time. Note, the Bust Index remains at a 5 for much of Denver.

In the last 30 minutes or so we have seen some increase in intensity over the city, but for the moment it is quite clear where that band of heavier snow we have been discussing has decided to set up.

A long ways to go with this event, roads are becoming snow-packed and slushy across much of the area this evening, so if you need to venture out, please do so carefully.

More updates as needed.

Brendan Heberton

Brendan is founder of Weather5280. He is co-founder of FreshyMap, and develops software for geospatial data analysis and visualization.

Denver, Colorado
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