COLORADO MAY SNOW FORECAST: Travel impacts, May snowstorm updates


DENVER (KDVR) — Saturday is a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day. Snow will taper off throughout the morning. Travel impacts have been reported across the area.

We will update this story throughout the day.

6:55 a.m.: CDOT: I-25 northbound: Roadway reopened to traffic between Exit 188 – Castle Pines Parkway and Exit 192 – RidgeGate Parkway.

6:45 a.m.: CDOT: I-76 westbound: Right lane closed due to a crash at E-470.

6:30 a.m.: CDOT: I-25 northbound: Two right lanes closed due to a crash between Exit 188 – Castle Pines Parkway and Exit 192 – RidgeGate Parkway.

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On TV and online, the Pinpoint Weather Team will keep you updated with the latest forecast for Denver and Colorado. Be sure to download the free Pinpoint Weather App to stay up-to-date with the newest data as it comes in. Stayed tuned to FOX31 and Channel 2 for live team coverage throughout the storm.

Do you have questions about this late-season winter storm? The Pinpoint Meteorologist Team holds frequent Ask a Met segments on FOX31 NOW.

You can submit a question during our live broadcasts, or on Twitter using #AskAMet. Another way to ask your questions is by emailing [email protected]



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Spring Storm Delivers Snow to Northern California Mountains | California News


SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Spring has sprung in much of California, but winter is hanging on in parts of the Sierra Nevada, where snow fell Sunday and forecasters warned of hazardous travel conditions.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory through 11 p.m., predicting up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) of snow in mountains above 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) near Lake Tahoe.

“Snow has started over the Sierra!” the weather service’s Sacramento office tweeted around midday. “If you have mountain travel plans be prepared for winter driving conditions, gusty winds, and low visibility at times.”

Chains were recommended for vehicles on Northern California mountain routes, including Interstate 80 and State Route 50.

Light rain fell across the San Francisco Bay Area, where overnight temperatures could drop into the low 40s (about 5 Celsius).

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Despite the spring snow, California remains locked in drought after historically dry winter months. The Sierra snowpack, a key part of the state’s water supply, was just 38% of average on April 1, when it is normally at its peak.

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The Weather Network – Late-season snow threatens tricky travel across Ontario, Quebec into Tuesday


Monday, April 18th 2022, 8:10 am – A wintry system threatens 5-10 cm of snow across parts of southern Ontario and Quebec through Tuesday.

A complicated and late-season wintry storm threatens some tricky travel across parts of Ontario and Quebec into Tuesday. The messy system will move in to start out the week on Monday, with the chance for some accumulating and shovelable snow — no small feat for this late in April. Winter weather travel advisories line sections of southern Ontario, warning of reduced visibilities and slick surfaces such as roads and sidewalks. More on the timing and impacts expected, below.

MONDAY INTO TUESDAY: MESSY WINTRY STORM PUSHES SNOW ACROSS CENTRAL CANADA

A dynamic pattern sweeping across the eastern half of Canada and the United States will lead to a complicated and wintry set-up for Ontario and Quebec over the next couple of days.

A tricky storm track and delicate temperature gradient will mean the difference between a dreary rain and a shovelable snow for just about everyone between Windsor and Quebec City.

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The system begins to push into southern Ontario Monday afternoon, bringing increasing cloud cover through the day with precipitation breaking out from west to east across the region.

Lower elevations and areas near the lake will see a mix of rain and snowflakes, with the chance for a bit of snow accumulation on elevated or grassy surfaces. But higher elevation areas, including the Niagara Escarpment, will see marginal temperatures tip below the freezing mark, allowing for more significant accumulations of 5-10 cm to pile up.

“The most significant commute impacts across the Greater Toronto Area will likely be Monday evening, with wet roads and the risk for icy ramps and overpasses,” warns Michael Carter, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “The snow that will stick will be more likely for north and westbound travelers moving into the higher elevations.”

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Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) issued a winter weather travel advisory for sections of the south, with the threat for significantly reduced visibilities in heavy snow, and snowfall rates peaking up to 3 cm per hour. Drivers are urged to adjust to the changing road conditions, and to take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.

Flurries and gusty winds will linger through Tuesday as well, leading to periods of low visibility and changing conditions.

A stronger, secondary low will develop later Monday, tapping into deeper moisture and bringing more significant impacts to parts of Quebec through Tuesday.

Montreal may see 5-10 cm of snowfall, with the higher terrain outside of the St. Lawrence Valley seeing 10-20+ cm through Tuesday.

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This will be accompanied by gusty winds, leading to periods of hazardous winter-like travel conditions.

There may even be some ice pellets for the extreme sections of eastern Quebec in the afternoon Tuesday. Precipitation will begin to wind down in the province from west to east through the evening and overnight.

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Tuesday will see lingering light snow across southern Ontario that should subside through the morning hours. Sporadic showers may be prevalent in parts of cottage country and eastern areas in the afternoon, before diminishing in the evening.

Looking ahead, another system could affect the region by Thursday morning before temperatures moderate toward the end of the week.

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We’re watching the potential for a few days of warmer weather during the final days of April, but a cooler pattern is expected for early May as a blocking pattern is expected to rebuild.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest forecast updates across Central Canada.



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Traveling through WA mountain passes this Easter weekend? Expect light snow


Those traveling through Washington’s mountain passes this weekend will see light precipitation and snow, according to the National Weather Service.

One to 3 inches of new snow accumulation is expected on Snoqualmie and Stevens passes Friday night, said meteorologist Jacob DeFlitch. While there may be a period of increased intensity Saturday night, accumulation is still expected to stay between 1 to 2 inches.

White Pass will see a similar pattern, DeFlitch said, but with possibly an additional inch of snow on Saturday night.

Highs in the mountain passes will be between the upper 30s and low 40s, and the lows at night will fall to the mid-20s, he said. The snow level is expected to be around 1,000 feet Saturday morning and then 2,500 feet during the day, according to NWS.

Washington State Department of Transportation spokesperson Summer Derrey said the agency is not anticipating any especially adverse conditions in the passes this weekend. Clearing the passes can become difficult to manage when the rate exceeds an inch per hour, she said.

Check the latest updates on the mountain passes before traveling, as well as WSDOT statewide travel alerts and road conditions at wsdot.com/traffic.

The weekend’s light precipitation is due to a low-pressure trough over the Pacific Northwest, resulting in scattered showers rather than the steadier rain during an atmospheric river from the ocean, DeFlitch said.

“Especially during the heating of the day, clouds develop and some of these clouds can produce showers,” he said.

While snow in the lowlands like Seattle may be rare for April, DeFlitch said snow in the mountains in April is not unusual when there is a cool mass of air over the region.

The passes will dry out on Sunday with some sun poking through partially cloudy skies, he said. However the region will be back to its usual light precipitation by the evening.

Temperatures will continue to be chilly in the Seattle area, where the average temperature from the past week was about 41.5 degrees, according to the NWS.

But once the low pressure moves eastward by Sunday, it will open up the possibility for a sunny day with a high near 55. However, a new frontal system by Sunday evening will bring more rain through at least the first half of next week.

The Seattle Times is tracking this season’s snowpack through maps and charts. For more information, visit st.news/2022-snowpack-tracker. For tips on driving on passes during winterlike conditions, visit st.news/tirechains.



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Snow Patrol: A New Luxury Vessel Ventures Where Others Cannot


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Heavy snow brings area-wide travel impacts


CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Saturday’s snowstorm brought heavy snow and wind across the Capital Region, causing travel disruptions both on the road and in the air. While officials urged motorists to avoid unnecessary travel, those that did venture out ran into slippery conditions.

Plows have been out in full force area-wide since the snow began falling overnight Saturday, “We have close to 440 operators and staff on-hand here for this snow in just the Greater Capital Region,” Bryan Viggiani, a spokesperson for Region 1 of the New York State Department of Transportation, said.

But while crews have been out since the snow started, the wind and rate of snowfall posed challenges throughout the day.

“That snow will accumulate on a road even immediately after a plow goes through. If a plow goes through and comes back an hour later, you can expect two inches of snow or more back on that road,” Viggiani said, explaining the challenges of clearing roadways when snow is accumulating quickly.

Even after the snow ends, Viggiani says it’s important to take it slow and be mindful of the potential of snow being blown back onto the road, or freezing temperatures causing patches of ice, “We’ve got crews on call to keep an eye on that if the wind does blow snow back on the roads and also if the wind causes secondary problems.”

Viggiani also reminds motorists who are on the road with plows to not tailgate or pass them.

Those hitting the road weren’t the only ones that ran into travel headaches because of the weather. It was a quiet afternoon at Albany International Airport with a slew of flights from different carriers canceled or delayed because of the weather.



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Snow storm expected to impact travel conditions Saturday | News, Sports, Jobs




A winter storm is expected to pass through the area this Saturday. Snow is predicted to begin in the early hours of the morning and continue on in the early afternoon hours, according to The National Weather Service.

“At this point, we aren’t certain how much we are looking at,” said Charles Ross with The National Weather Service. “It’s currently looking like 3 to 7 inches. If you head to the north or towards that area — towards New York State it’s looking like a bigger storm.”

This is subject to change, depending on the track of the storm, which is still to be determined, according to the National Weather Service.

“On Saturday, there will be a high probably in the low 30s and into the 20s by the evening. Temperature won’t move a lot on Saturday.

“It gets pretty chilly Saturday night, with dusty winds and a low wind chill. Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be pretty chilly,” Ross said.

The impending snow storm could affect traveling conditions, especially towards the northern side of the state, according to the National Weather Service.

“Prepare for some winter weather conditions on Saturday; even though it might not be the biggest snow storm, it’s going to snow for a couple hours,” Ross added.

After this weekend, temperatures are expected to rise to the 50s for the remainder of next week. The record-breaking weather of 75 last Sunday is not expected to return in the near future.

“…It was a little warm this early — a little premature. It was a warm air mass that came up,” Ross said. “We are not supposed to get that warm this early; that was abnormal.”

According to the National Weather Service website, there will be a high of 35 on Sunday, a high of 51 on Monday and a high of 53 on Tuesday.



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Light snow layered Columbia Boulevard in St. Helens on Thursday, Feb. 24.




Light snow fell early Thursday morning across Columbia County, challenging drivers and forcing many schools to delay normal starting times.

The St.Helens, Scappoose, Rainier, and Clatskanie School Districts are operating on a two-hour delay.

Bennett Road along Highway 30 at St. Helens was closed for a time due to a traffic crash. First responders urge drivers to prepare for slick travel conditions and drive accordingly.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a transition over the next few days with warming temperatures and rain showers.





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Snow And Sleet Leads To Difficult Travel Friday


Travel will be difficult for a large part of the day.

There is a chance that snow cold briefly change to sleet Friday morning in parts of Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Bennington and Berkshire Counties.

Still, snow and sleet accumulations will be significant before the snow winds down around 5-7pm.



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