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Denver Forecast: 48 Hours Of Cold, Occasional Light Snow Starts Tonight

DENVER (CBS4) – Our active weather weekend continues with another round of cold and snow on the way. As predicted, the first front brought cooler temperatures and a quick burst of snow showers Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, an intense snow squall near Denver International Airport caused nearly 50 vehicles to crash on Peña Boulevard. The squall left two inches of snow at the airport.

(CBS)

Today’s cold front will be much different in that it will bring even colder air with temperatures falling into the single digits and teens for at least 48 hours. We’ll also see occasional periods of light snow between Sunday night and Tuesday morning.

Southern Colorado will take the brunt of the snowfall from this storm with Winter Weather Advisories (purple) and Winter Storm Warnings (pink) in effect starting late Sunday and lasting into the morning hours on Tuesday. As of this posting, there were no advisories in effect for metro Denver, the adjacent foothills or the northeast plains, but that could change as the storm evolves.

The following maps show anticipated snow totals from the RPM and NAM models which were ran at 6 a.m. Sunday. As the storm evolves the model data will change so we encourage you to check back with CBS4 for updates.

The totals shown in the images below are for the period starting Sunday night and ending Tuesday morning. Main points for this storm include…

  • the southern half of Colorado will see higher totals on average
  • in metro Denver the highest totals will be in the foothills west of Denver
  • winter driving expected from Sunday night through Tuesday morning statewide
  • Blizzard Warnings Up For 3rd Nor’easter Hitting Northeast

    BOSTON (AP) — A nor’easter that could bring blizzard conditions and nearly 2 feet of snow to some areas of New England quickly intensified Tuesday morning, covering highways with snow and knocking out power to tens of thousands.

    The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for the entire coast of Maine, New Hampshire and most of Massachusetts. The rest of New England was under a winter storm warning, and a winter weather advisory blanketed most of New York and portions of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and North Carolina.

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    BOSTON, MA – MARCH 13: The road into Logan International Airport is empty as Winter Storm Skylar bears down on March 13, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (credit: Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

    Wind gusts of nearly 70 mph were reported on Cape Cod in the early stages of the storm.
    Although the latest storm was not expected to bring as many power outages as a nor’easter last week because the snow is lighter and fluffier, more than 30,000 customers in Massachusetts lost power Tuesday morning.

    Communities across the region closed schools for the day and issued on-street parking bans.
    The Boston-area public transit system operated on a limited weekday basis. Usually-packed subway trains were nearly empty as many workers stayed home.

    Joe Rotella ducked into a train station as he tried to find his way to a hotel that’s hosting a convention where he’s speaking. Organizers were scrambling to find ways to video conference in speakers whose planes were delayed or canceled, said Rotella, chief medical officer with the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

    “As a visitor to Boston, I’ve been looking forward to this for months and this is kind of an adventure for me,” the Louisville, Kentucky, man said. “I didn’t have to go through the last two nor’easters so this still feels like fun.”

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    BOSTON, MA – MARCH 13: A snow plow clears snow on a taxiway at Logan International Airport as Winter Storm Skylar bears down on March 13, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (credit: Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

    The storm was expected to last through most of Tuesday, disrupting road and air travel.
    The flight-tracking site FlightAware reported more than 1,300 canceled flights within, into or out of the U.S. on Tuesday. Amtrak suspended all service Tuesday from Boston to New York’s Penn Station.

    At the Yotel hotel in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood, guests were busy rescheduling their flights over breakfast or, in the case of 80-year-old Roy Zaloom of Ramsey, New Jersey, preparing for a morning drive back home with his family.

    “Let’s’ hope this is the end of it, the end of the snow. We’ve had too much of it at one time,” said Zaloom, recalling that he got a foot in New Jersey last week.

    The blizzard warning means sustained winds of greater than 35 mph (56 kph), along with visibility of less than a quarter mile for prolonged periods, according to the weather service.

    Boston and eastern Massachusetts, as well as Rhode Island, could get a foot and a half of snow, with less to the west of the city.

    In Rhode Island, the storm closed schools and businesses across the state, knocked out power and made driving treacherous. Gov. Gina Raimondo urged residents to stay off the roads and let the plows and work crews do their jobs.

    “I know we’re all ready for winter to be over. This is the third storm in a row. I know folks are weary with power outages but hang in there with us,” the governor said.

    In New Hampshire, as much as 14 inches of snow is forecast, and the storm is wreaking havoc with the age-old town meeting tradition.

    More than a foot of snow was expected in parts of Connecticut.

    Maine braced for a hard hit. The Portland International Jetport has had 75.5 inches (1.9 meters) of snow, far above the normal for the date of 51.8 inches (1.3 meters). Another 12 to 18 inches is expected, said James Brown, of the National Weather Service.

    “We’re not out of winter yet, that’s for sure,” Paul Knight, of Portland, said as snow accumulated on his eyebrows during a stroll. “The groundhog was right. Six more weeks of winter, and probably then some.”

    By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press

    Associated Press reporters Mark Pratt and Michael Casey in Boston, Michelle Smith in Providence, Rhode Island and Bob Bukaty in Portland, Maine contributed to this report.

    (© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

    ‘Kind Of Awful’: Another Snowstorm Clobbers The Northeast

    NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time in less than a week, a storm rolled into the Northeast with wet, heavy snow Wednesday, grounding flights, closing schools and bringing another round of power outages to a corner of the country still recovering from the previous blast of winter.

    The nor’easter knocked out electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers and produced “thundersnow” as it made its way up the coast, with flashes of lightning and booming thunder from the Philadelphia area to New York City. A New Jersey middle school teacher was struck by lightning but survived.

    Officials urged people to stay off the roads.

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    Water from a wave blows over cars parked alongside Quincy Shore Drive as a major nor’easter barrels into the northeastern U.S. on March 7, 2018 in Quincy, Massachusetts. This is the second nor’easter to hit the Northeast within a week and is expected to bring heavy snowfall and winds, raising fears of another round of electrical outages. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

    “It’s kind of awful,” said New York University student Alessa Raiford, who put two layers of clothing on a pug named Jengo before taking him for a walk in slushy, sloppy Manhattan, where rain gave way to wet snow in the afternoon. “I’d rather that it be full-on snowing than rain and slush. It just makes it difficult.”

    The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning into Thursday morning from the Philadelphia area through most of New England.

    The storm unloaded snow at a rate of 2 or 3 inches an hour, with some places in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut getting well over a foot by Wednesday night. Butler, New Jersey, got 22 inches, Sloatsburg, New York, 23 inches and Newtown, Connecticut, 14 inches.

    Major cities along the Interstate 95 corridor saw much less. Philadelphia International Airport recorded about 6 inches and New York City received a little over 2.

    More than 2,600 flights across the region — about 1,900 in the New York metro area alone — were canceled.

    It wasn’t much better on the ground, with Pennsylvania and New York banning big rigs from some major highways and transit agencies reducing or canceling service on trains and buses.

    The storm wasn’t predicted to be as severe as the nor’easter that toppled trees, inundated coastal communities and caused more than 2 million power outages from Virginia to Maine last Friday.

    But it still proved to be a headache for the tens of thousands of customers still in the dark from the earlier storm — and for the crews trying to restore power to them.

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    Vehicles navigate the road conditions on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn during a snowstorm, March 7, 2018 in New York City. Large portions of the East Coast are facing a second nor’easter in less than a week. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    In New Jersey, the state’s major utilities reported more than 300,000 customers without power by Wednesday night, with some left over from last week. PECO, Pennsylvania’s largest electric utility, reported more than 100,000 homes and businesses without power.

    Wind gusts up to 60 mph were forecast on Cape Cod, 45 mph at the Jersey shore and 30 mph around suburban Philadelphia.

    The wind knocked gobs of slush and snow off buildings and trees in Philadelphia and New York, forcing pedestrians to watch out. Across the region, power lines and tree branches sagged precariously under the weight of the wet show. Suburban streets were littered with downed trees and branches.

    “I don’t think I’m ready for this to happen again,” Caprice Dantzler said as she walked through Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square. She said many trees that crashed into cars and homes and blocked streets during the last storm had yet to be removed.

    A few hardy tourists waded through puddles and slush to visit the World Trade Center memorial, where Juan Escobar, visiting from Cali, Colombia, with his wife, Daniela, snapped a selfie in front of one of the reflecting pools. Escobar said it was the second time in his life he had seen snow.

    “It’s awesome!” he said. “We are cold as hell, but we are happy.”

    Ten people were taken to hospitals with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning after running a generator inside a home in North White Plains, New York, police said. All were expected to survive.

    A teacher was struck by lightning while holding an umbrella on bus duty outside a school in Manchester Township, New Jersey, police said. The woman felt a tingling sensation but didn’t lose consciousness. She was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

    Members of the Northeastern University women’s basketball team pushed their bus back on course after it was stuck in the snow outside a practice facility in Philadelphia. The Huskies were in the city to compete in the 2018 CAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. The team posted a video of the feat on its Twitter account.

    Amtrak canceled some train service, and commuter trains in Philadelphia and New Jersey were put on an abbreviated schedule. New York City’s Metro-North commuter railroad suspended service on lines connecting the city to the suburbs and Connecticut because of downed trees, and the Long Island Rail Road also was experiencing delays. School districts and government offices from Delaware northward closed, and the governors of New Jersey and Pennsylvania declared states of emergency.

    Officials warned homeowners of the danger of heart attacks from shoveling heavy snow.

    In New Jersey, a volunteer firefighter used the snow to save a house from major fire damage.

    Stillwater firefighter Joe McAllister didn’t have any firefighting equipment when he got to the house, so he improvised, grabbing a shovel and tossing snow onto the fire, according to nj.com. McAllister knocked down most of the flames by the time other firefighters arrived.

    By KAREN MATTHEWS and DAVID PORTER

    (© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)