A new, long-duration snowstorm, may arrive early next week for the central Rockies, including Denver. The potential for a major snowfall may produce the snowiest April for Denver in years.
The battle lines between cold and warm air have been constantly redrawn across the United States this spring and this will be no different early next week. By early next week, the cold air will be entrenched from the Pacific Northwest to the northern Plains.
"Another right of spring coming up for Denver, in other words some of our best snow events come this time of year," said AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist and Western Expert Ken Clark.
"The potential exists for a major snow event depending on exactly where a surface storm moves out of the Rockies," added Clark. "Right now the potential for a major snow event is rather high though it may be too early to pin down exact accumulations," he said.
The Denver area has already recorded 6.6 inches of snow from last week's snowstorm. While exact amounts for next week's storm will have to be fine tuned, the potential exists for up to one foot of snow.
Last week's storm has already provided the snowiest April for Denver since 2009. However, with more snow on the way next week, Denver may wind up with the snowiest April since 2005, when 11.4 inches of snow was put into the record books.
While Denver will have the remainder of April to add to the snow total in wake of next week's storm, there's an early indication of a pattern switch to warmth for the remainder of the month.