Shaun Tanner has been a meteorologist at Weather Underground since 2004.
By: Shaun Tanner , 8:33 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
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If you look at the radar and front map above, you will notice all of the blue radar returns scattered from the Rockies through the Northern Plains and Northwest. You might think this is an old radar shot from this past Winter. No, it is current. A significant snow storm is moving through the Rockies, bringing up to two feet of snow to the higher elevations. The Winter Storm Warning posted for the Colorado Rockies that is set to expire Tuesday morning states:
* Snow accumulation... total snow amounts of 10 to 20 inches with
locally higher amounts on southwest facing slopes is expected by
Tuesday morning. Upwards to another 12 inches of snow is
possible Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Don't believe me or the NWS? Just look at a live webcam image from Estes Park, CO:
As the storm moves out of the Rockies and into the Plains, more Winter-like weather will accompany. Winter Storm Watches are posted from Nebraska through South Dakota. As the storm approaches, these watches will be upgraded to warnings due to the threat of up to a foot of new snow from the area.
Below is the forecast snowfall for the entire storm.
You can see the bull's eye of snow in the Rockies where over a foot of new snow will be widespread.
Enjoy the images from live webcams from the storm-affected area below.
Estes Park, CO
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