A late-season storm blanketed parts of Colorado with snow overnight Monday, including Leadville and Telluride, with more snow showers expected to continue throughout the high country on Tuesday. The following snowfall totals have been reported by the National Weather Service for the late-season storm of June 8-9, 2020, as of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Editor’s Note: This National Weather Service report focuses on towns and population centers. It’s important to note that high altitude peaks likely got much more soon. Keep this in mind if you’re headed to the high country, especially if you’re looking to bag one of the state’s fourteeners. Eight to 12 inches were predicted to fall at the state’s highest points.
Divide — 4.5 inches
Florissant – 2.8 inches
Frisco — 1 inch
Leadville — 2.4 inches
Monument — 1.8 inches
Ophir – 5 inches
Pine Junction — 1.1 inches
Ridgway – 3.5 inches
Shaffers Crossing — 3 inches
Silverthorne — 4 inches
Telluride – 3 inches
Woodland Park — 2.5-4 inches
June snow in Colorado, particularly in the mountains, is really not that unusual. Just last year, nearly two feet of snow fell over parts of the state on the first official day of summer.
CO 63 between Atwood and Akron (mile marker 56.4 to 29) remains closed Tuesday morning due to a downed powerline. Currently, there is no estimated time of reopening. Passenger vehicle traction laws remain in place over Loveland (Milemarker 220-229) and Hoosier (Milemarker 73-80) Passes.
The heavy snow also shut down Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park early Monday evening, with no estimated time of reopening.
Trail Ridge Road is closing tonight at 6 pm due to forecast snowfall of 8 to 9 inches above 10,000 feet and 25 mph winds. It is unknown when the road will reopen, conditions will be evaluated tomorrow. — RockyNPS (@RockyNPS) June 8, 2020
High winds and more snow is expected throughout the day Tuesday and into the evening, with snow accumulations ranging from one to six inches in the high country.
Editor’s Note: All weather statements and snow accumulations are subject to change. Check the official Colorado Department of Transportation website for up-to-date information on road conditions and the National Weather Service for updates on incoming storms.