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Denver missed most of the snow, blizzard over northeastern Colorado

Heavy snow and strong winds also in the mountains
katie weather 12-12-22
Posted at 5:56 AM, Dec 12, 2022

DENVER — A powerful winter storm has moved across most of Colorado. The northeast plains are shutdown with a major blizzard, while over a foot of snow dumped on the northern and central mountains.

A Blizzard Warning remains in effect for areas just east of Denver, north and east to the border and beyond into Nebraska and Kansas. Winds may gust up to 65 mph, with another 3 to 5 inches of snow, creating white-out conditions .

The mountains remain under Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings through Wednesday at 5pm for another 4 to 8 inches of snow. Great for our ski resorts, but be careful on the roads, with areas of patchy blowing snow, slick conditions and limited visibilities at times.

The storm tracked just far enough to the north and east of Denver to keep the metro area from getting "upslope" winds - instead the winds blew downhill from the mountains, providing enough drying and warming of the air to keep the I-25 Corridor from getting very much snow - it certainly did have the Denver area surrounded though!

Colder temperatures will follow this system. Denver and the eastern plains will see highs only in the 20s and 30s through Friday.

Slightly milder weather will return over the weekend.

What to expect with our next snowstorm

Cold weather will settle into the state for most of the week. Highs will stay in the 30s Wednesday and Thursday and a surge of even colder air will arrive Friday with some light snow expected.

The weather will stay cold through next weekend, with periods of light snow, especially in the mountains.

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