Boulder was hit with some wet, heavy snow Friday after a warm week.

The city of Boulder saw 1.9 inches according to the National Weather Service while local meteorologist Matt Kelsch recorded 1.2 inches of snow at his own Boulder residence 5 p.m. Friday.

Elsewhere, northwest Boulder recorded about 4.5 inches, Nederland recorded 3.5 and a location five miles outside of Boulder registered 2.3 inches.

The snow began at about 8 a.m. Friday, as overnight rain turned to snow. The snow petered off in the afternoon, but forecasters said there could be another 1 to 3 inches overnight.

"Once the sun sets here, we expect temperatures to cool, and that should be just enough for the snow to start accumulating again," said Russell Danielson with the National Weather Service.

Danielson said this snow storm was wetter than most January snowstorms due to the warm temperatures earlier in the week.

"Warmer weather allows a greater water content within the snow," Danielson said. "It's pretty good moisture with this storm."

Kelsch said he recorded 0.54 inches of liquid in the 1.2 inches of snow he measured. He said 0.15 inches of rain also fell before it began snowing.

Boulder's official measurement of 1.9 inches registered as 0.63 inches of liquid.

"That's a remarkable snow-to-liquid ratio for a January storm," Kelsch wrote. "It's more like an April storm."

Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high of 36 and an overnight low of 18, with only a 10 percent chance of more snow.


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Sunday's forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of 39 and an overnight low of 18.

The forecast for next week calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the 40s.

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