Ok, I've mentioned that eastern Colorado has been Seriously dry this winter, with maybe 25% of normal moisture and nearly no snow at all. We've got a storm coming in for tomorrow and Friday that stands to remedy that dryness with a big blast of snow. If my math is right, the national weather service is calling for 14 - 22" of snow by the time its done on Friday. Add to that some serious wind, and we have the makings of a drift-fest, something I'm all too familiar with.
Thursday: A chance of snow before 10am, then snow and areas of blowing snow after 10am. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 30. Blustery, with a east northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north between 20 and 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Thursday Night: Snow and areas of blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 11. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Windy, with a north northwest wind between 25 and 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 9 to 13 inches possible.
Friday: Snow likely and areas of blowing snow before noon, then areas of blowing snow and a chance of snow after noon. The snow could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Blustery, with a north northwest wind between 15 and 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Here's a picture from two years ago when we had a big storm like this one. How about those drifts...