Winter Storm Warnings & Advisories Issued for Colorado

A winter storm is set to move into Colorado on Tuesday, bringing significant snowfall to the state, especially along the Palmer Divide.[0] The Denver area is expected to see the heaviest snowfall in the southern foothills, south and east of C-470 and E-470.[1] The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued numerous Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories through Wednesday night.[2] Denver, Boulder, and areas in eastern Adams and Arapahoe counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory starting at midnight, with potential snow accumulations between 3 and 7 inches.

The forecasted snowfall will be heaviest in the southeastern mountains and southern I-25 corridor. No more than 1-2 inches of snow should be expected for Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley.[3] Colorado Springs could see 1-2 feet of snow, creating hazardous travel conditions and potential road closures on the I-70 corridor east of Denver.[4] Denver, Boulder, and areas in eastern Adams and Arapahoe counties could see 3-6 inches of snow.

Travel could be difficult Wednesday morning, with blowing snow and snow-covered roads making travel hazardous.[5] The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has crews on alert to begin clearing interstates and the more-traveled routes.[6] Once the storm has passed, CDOT said it will then focus on secondary routes, and reminded motorists that clearing local and residential roads are the responsibility of local cities and counties.[6]

Wind gusts could reach up to 65 mph in higher mountain areas, and 50 mph in the far northeast plains.[7] Wind speeds could reach up to 40 mph on Wednesday, with blowing and drifting snow becoming an issue over the plains.

Temperatures will be low on Wednesday, with a high of 19 degrees and a low of 7 degrees. Wind chills could be as low as minus 1 to minus 2 throughout the day. Thursday will see a rebound in temperatures with a high of 35 degrees and a low of 14 degrees.[8] Friday will be sunny with a high near 44 degrees, and Saturday will see mostly sunny skies with a high of 57 degrees.[9]

Stay updated with the latest forecast from the National Weather Service, the Colorado Department of Transportation, and the Denver Office of Transportation and Infrastructure for the most accurate information.[10] Be sure to check the road conditions for the latest updates before heading out.

0. “Get ready for more snow and a dicey Wednesday morning commute” Denverite, 14 Feb. 2023,

1. “Snow, cold and wind headed to Weld County, National Weather Service says” Greeley Tribune, 15 Feb. 2023,

2. “Colorado Weather: Storm warnings in effect as snow moves into Denver area” CBS News, 15 Feb. 2023,

3. “Denver metro under Winter Weather Advisory until midnight” KUSA, 14 Feb. 2023,

4. “Snow cancels, delays flights at Denver's airport” KUSA, 15 Feb. 2023,

5. “Forecast Colorado snow totals, travel impacts of latest storm” Coloradoan, 14 Feb. 2023,

6. “Denver snow forecast: 3 to 8 inches possible, expect a messy Wednesday commute” Denver 7 Colorado News, 15 Feb. 2023,

7. “Colorado State: Winter weather advisory issued for Northeast Colorado, gusty winds and snowfall expected this week …” NewsBreak Original, 14 Feb. 2023,

8. “Snow ramps up tonight ahead of a windy, cold and snowy Wednesday” KOAA News 5, 15 Feb. 2023,

9. “Denver weather: Partly sunny skies, high of 34 degrees” The Denver Gazette, 9 Feb. 2023,

10. “When will snow arrive in Denver?” FOX 31 Denver, 14 Feb. 2023,