Snow is starting to stack up in Colorado, with well over a foot of powder predicted to fall. While some Coloradans may dread slick roads and early season snow, many are hoping this snowstorm will help slow the growth of the Cameron Peak Fire. This blaze is burning in Rocky Mountain National Park, recently exploding past 100,000 acres.
The snowfall is currently predicted to intensify throughout the day, continuing into the night and early Wednesday for much of the state.
Here's a look at what's landed so far around the state.
A roundup of cams showing the arrival of winter this morning. The heaviest snow is now falling along/west of a line from Cheyenne, WY to Rocky Mountain National Park and Kremmling, CO. That heavier snow shifts eastward later this afternoon and evening. #COwx pic.twitter.com/VoANNimoVi— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) September 8, 2020
8:52 AM: Light rain/snow mix along the I-25 Corridor. We may not see transition to all snow until heavier precip late this afternoon/eve. That's when more significant snow will stick on vegetation & elevated surfaces. Tree damage & scattered power outages possible tonight. #COwx pic.twitter.com/20XFDtGnWX— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) September 8, 2020
#NoCo yesterday vs today!! Yesterday, apocalyptic ash, today #snow Praise #MotherNature for this, hopefully will help squash our fires! #cowx @MattMakens @CReppWx @KathySabine9 #ColoradoFires #ColoradoSnow #coloradoweather #CameronPeakFire pic.twitter.com/9ZA3Lu9XW1— Lisa Hewitt (@COplantlady) September 8, 2020