Snowiest February on Record for Denver, CO

February, no doubt, has been very snowy across the Front Range. This was the view from Lakewood, CO (suburb of Denver) earlier today and not how much snow is on the ground!

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Denver has seen 22.2″ of snow so far this month, which is good enough for the snowiest February in recorded history!

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Snyder, TX

This was the view from Snyder, TX earlier today as wintry precip was moving through the area. Keep in mind that this is the 3rd wintry precip event in the past week for some of these areas!

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Winter Weather Headlines

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 Unsettled weather moving into the western and central U.S.

“Increasing moisture and colder air will filter into the Pacific Northwest Friday and into Saturday. Expect rain to start near the coast and then begin to spread steadily to the south and east into the interior mountains as snow Friday into Saturday. Enough moisture will be pushed eastward to also see snow in the central and southern Rockies and adjacent Plains Friday.”

Snowfall Potential Through PM Sunday

(Image courtesy NWS and WeatherBell)

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Storm System Next Week

The storm system currently in place over the Western U.S. will become the weather maker in the eastern half of the country by the early/middle of next week. Note where the solid blue line (freezing line) is; anything north of this line would be wintry precip/snow while anything south of it would be rain/thunderstorms. There is a possibility of a stormy PM Tuesday/Wednesday across the middle part of the country with heavy rain!

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7 Day Precipitation Outlook

According to NOAA’s HPC, the 7 day precipitation outlook looks quite impressive across the western half of the country and also across the Ohio/Tennessee Valley. While some heavy snow would be likely across the higher elevations out west, thunderstorm ,

2.27.15 HPC 7 day

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