Palmer Divide Significant Weather Events

As of 12PM on January 11, 2019 a significant winter storm was in progress for the Southern sections of Denver and the Palmer Divide.

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Palmer Divide Weather Warnings (Graphical)

No warnings active for the Palmer Divide (updated 12PM on Jan 12, 2019)


NWS Forecast Discussion

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
946 AM MST Sat Jan 12 2019

Issued at 946 AM MST Sat Jan 12 2019

The highly blocked upper air pattern over the Intermountain West
is causing the area of snowfall over Colorado this morning to move
out very slowly. The area of light snow has been slowly drifting
southward with flurries lingering over Denver and its suburbs to
the present time. Clearing conditions are slowly arriving from the
north. Weak snow showers or flurries may continue over the central
Colorado mountains through the afternoon, although web cameras do
not show any evidence of accumulating snow at this time. Previous
forecast showed a gradual improvement through the rest of today,
and will not make any changes to that. Any snow showers that
persist into this afternoon will be aided by diurnal warming which
will go away as the sun goes down. This should allow the forecast
area to be entirely dry overnight.


.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 136 AM MST Sat Jan 12 2019

Upper low has slowly shifted east into central Kansas and Oklahoma
this morning with eastern Colorado still on the back side of the
upper low. KFTG vad winds showing northerly flow still up to
mountain top level with still very light snow ongoing across
portions of the foothills and plains. Water vapor imagery also
showing weak low pressure remains across western Colorado while
blocking high over the northern rockies will keep low pressure
across southern and western Colorado. Another system moving
through Southern California will merge into the weak low pressure
over Western Colorado and resulting in continued areas of light
snow over southern portions, generally along and south of the
interstate 70 corridor. Only very weak QG ascent noted with this
system so expect only minimal accumulation`s over next 24 hours.

Given the sluggish movement with the synoptic pattern expect a
fair amount of cloudiness will remain over the plains and
continued cool temperatures. Readings expected to remain in the
30s. With only lingering light snow will cancel with winter storm
warning over the southern foothills/Palmer Divide with only an
additional inch of snow expected.

For tonight, will add some areas of fog on the plains to the
forecast under moist, southeast flow over the far plains. Further
north near the Wyoming border and away from the system, should be
less clouds.