National Weather Service
An unusual weather event hit Denver and the Front Range Thursday night turning roads, sidewalks and decks into a sheet of ice.
Strong winds are warming up parts of Colorado but also creating travel problems.
Blowing and drifting snow is moving across the northeast Colorado plains and causing a lot of problems for drivers, and multiple crashes on U.S. 285, including a fatality, have closed down the highway.
Wind chills down to around 50 below zero are still possible in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska through Wednesday morning before bitter cold arctic air moves out.
Wind chills down to around 50 below zero are possible in the Rockies as bitter cold arctic air hangs over the region.
A fast-moving snowstorm brought more than a foot of snow to some areas of the Colorado mountains as remnants of the so-called Pineapple Express band of storms headed across the Eastern Plains on Saturday and began losing steam.
Fog and wind caused delays at the Denver airport on Sunday, and 46 incoming flights were diverted to other cities on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
The next time someone tells you Thanksgiving in Denver is frigid or unseasonably warm, remind them of a 90-degree swing in extremes.
The National Weather Service says up to 20 inches of snow can be expected in the Colorado mountains through Monday.
The calendar may say it’s the fall season, but the weatherman says it’s time to brace for some wintry weather in Colorado.