After a few inches of wet, heavy snow overnight, Boulder could see some more rain and snow today, according to the National Weather Service.
Boulder received 5.1 inches of snow overnight, according to local meteorologist Matt Kelsch. That total breaks the previous record for snowfall on May 21, which was set in 2001 when 3.6 inches fell.
The wet weather is expected to continue throughout the week.
Today’s forecast calls for cloudy skies with a high of 41 with a 70% chance of rain and snow. The overnight low is expected to be near 35.
The wet, heavy snow has resulted in numerous downed trees and branches, and Xcel Energy has reported 11,000 customers across the state without power, mostly due to smaller, scattered outages.
“These are the smaller outages, so it takes more crews to get out and handle those outages,” said Xcel spokeswoman Michelle Aguayo.
So with how heavy the snow was and the timing, I have a feeling we are going to be seeing a lot of broken branches in #Boulder today. Already seeing some scattered outages, largest one affecting about 127 near Foothills and Baseline, per Xcel pic.twitter.com/rcN7KNBaCE
— Mitchell Byars (@mitchellbyars) May 21, 2019
Aguayo said customers who lose power should contact Xcel so crews can better pinpoint outages. She also said people out and about should watch out for possible downed lines.
“Call Xcel and 911 and stay away just in case it is live,” Aguayo said.
Boulder County also canceled scheduled road closures in Boulder Canyon due to the weather.
Wednesday’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high of 51 and a 50% chance of rain and snow. The overnight low is expected to be near 37.
Thursday’s forecast calls for cloudy skies with a high of 51 and showers and a 50% chance of rain. The overnight low is expected to be near 39.
Friday’s forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of 67 and an overnight low of 42.
The forecast for the weekend calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the 70s.
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