Monday, March 20, 2006

First Day of Spring Brings Snow!

Spring blew into Colorado today with a blast of icy, windy weather, leaving nearly a foot of snow on the Eastern Plains and closing more than a dozen school districts.

Summit County's ski resorts received snow, as well. As of 5 a.m. this morning, Breckenridge Ski Resort reported 5 inches, Keystone Resort reported 1 inch, Copper Mountain Ski Area reported 3 inches and Arapahoe Basin Ski Area reported 3 inches.

Local roads were snowpacked this morning, as snow continues to fall. A winter storm warning was issued through 11 a.m. today, with forecasters predicting 8 to 16 inches of fresh snow covering the foothills. About 6 to 12 inches was forecast for the Front Range and northeast plains.

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