Howling, unremitting winds, aspect roads with glacial ridges, stranded automobiles, shattered timber and windshields glazed with thick ice are among the many remnants of the bomb cyclone of 2019.
Blowing snow and icy roads will make Thursday’s commute within the Denver metro space a cautionary story as temperatures will stay slightly below freezing all day, based on the Nationwide Climate Service in Boulder.
On the Japanese Plains, blizzard situations will proceed Thursday morning, the NWS. Winds as much as 60 mph are attainable.
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) March 14, 2019
Throughout Wednesday’s blizzard, snow fell on the fee of two inches per hour, Denver Worldwide Airport runways had been closed and electrical energy was minimize to 200,000 prospects.
Colorado State Patrol Cpl. Daniel Groves, 52, was killed whereas responding to a car slide-off on Interstate 76 and tons of of individuals had been stranded on roadways throughout Colorado. Gov. Jared Polis approved the activation of the Nationwide Guard.
On the morning after, motorists can nonetheless anticipate areas of blowing snow earlier than midday in Denver, the NWS warns. The excessive temperature shall be 31 levels. Northwesterly winds will gust as much as 37 mph.
Authorities will work to clear tons of of vehicles that had been stranded together with 150 on Interstate 25 in Douglas County alone, based on the Douglas County Sheriff’s Workplace.
The Adams County Workplace of Emergency Administration issued a warning individuals attempting to get to DIA on backroads that they’ll probably get caught.
“Roads are nonetheless hazardous and they don’t seem to be plowed all over,” a 5:24 a.m. OEM tweet says.
Consideration commuters going to the airport…DO NOT TAKE THE BACKROADS TO TRY TO GET TO THE AIRPORT…you WILL get caught. Roads are nonetheless hazardous and they don’t seem to be plowed all over. pic.twitter.com/kG1BA5Mywk
— Adams County OEM (@AdamsOEM) March 14, 2019
Clouds will regularly clear within the early night earlier than temperatures drop to a low of 12 levels Thursday evening, the NWS says.
A gradual warmup starting Friday will begin to soften the snow. Excessive temperatures will rise from 39 levels on Friday to about 48 levels on Monday, the NWS says.