First Snowfall: November 17, 2016

It took a long time. 199 days ago Denver recorded its last snowfall of a trace. Today's is not much more than that, yet is the first official snowfall of the season.

At 5pm, DIA recorded 0.7" of snowfall to make this storm an official one. Many other areas of the city have had more. Here's a list as of 5pm:

Bergen Park 4"
Conifer 3.5"
Bailey 3.5"
Tiny Town 3.2"
Westminster 2.5"
Nederland 2"
Federal Heights 2"
Lafayette 2"
Fort Collins 1.5"
Castle Rock 1.5"
Boulder 1.4"
Longmont 1"
Denver 0.7"

Additional snowfall continues. We will see another trace to 2" depending upon neighborhood through the evening. See here how the hourly forecast clears the snow by late evening for the Denver area.

Weather5280 Model Displays: HRRR

Roadways are becoming a mess as the subfreezing temperatures are freezing the little bit of moisture onto surface. I-25 through over Surrey Ridge to Castle Rock is one of the slickest stretches, outside of I-70 in the mountains which was a disaster early today with closures and this 20+ car pileup.

Be safe everyone.

Matt Makens

Matt Makens has won 5 Emmys for his weather coverage. He has the seal of approval from the NWA and is a certified Broadcast Meteorologist as designated by the AMS. He works for Colorado's Own Ch 2.

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