Last updated: 8:15 a.m.
Good morning. We’re doing this again. It’s not a lot of snow. It’s not the coldest we’ve ever been. But it does feel personal this time.
Just after midnight, the National Weather Service reported 4.8 inches of snow in downtown Denver and 3.1 out at DIA.
It’s 20 degrees out and you can count on “slick and hazardous travel conditions” left behind by snow that has moved on south, the NWS says, but the ol’ eyeball forecast is calling for about four inches of blankets and a gallon of coffee. We can confirm I-25 and I-70 through downtown are messy.
Soothe yourself with some facts about how Denver’s snowplow situation differs from the way they do it in Salt Lake City or Minneapolis.
Early alerts from CDOT show cars having some trouble on I-25 in the south metro area and near Colorado Springs. Denver Public Schools are officially open and not delayed, but DPS messaging acknowledges people will be getting places late.
The storm was worse to the west, with reports of 9 or 10 inches of snow falling in Boulder, and 14 in Allenspark.
The NWS had warned of snow and slush accumulating on I-25 and other roads last night, with snow accumulating an inch or two an hour in the heaviest parts of the night. We didn’t break any records — coldest-ever April 19 was 13 degrees, we hit 20.
Later today we’ll allegedly see the sheepish return of the sun and temperatures like 38 or 39 or one of those kinds of numbers. We’re probably done with snow until Wednesday, which is tomorrow.
It’s fine. Good luck out there. At least it’s not a bomb cyclone.