Published April 08, 2013
The weather in the eastern Rockies and Plains has been swinging back and forth between springlike weather and winter's last grasps.
After seeing dangerous severe weather in northeastern Colorado on Monday night, snow started to fall in the early morning on Tuesday. As a tornado moved west of Akron, Colo., back in the city of Denver, heavy rain and thunder was changing over to thunder snow.
In two hours, Denver had a 26-degree temperature drop, becoming a chilly 42 degrees at 6:50 p.m. MDT. Around this time, wind gusts also reached their peak of 52 mph.
Snow spreading north and east through Tuesday is expected to bring some significant snow totals through midweek.
Stay up to date with this early spring snowstorm by reading the live updates below.
3:04 A.M. CDT: Reports came in that I-15 between Bountiful and Layton in Utah were closed for high profile vehicles. Winds gusted over 60 mph in Farmington.
2:55 A.M. CDT: In Rapid City, S.D., snow has already been falling for 12 hours straight.
2:09 A.M. CDT: In the transition from spring weather to wintry, North Platte, Neb., was having thunder snow before switching over to all snow.