Currently in Denver - November 17, 2022

The weather, currently.

Snow for Thursday, November 17th. 

Ready for another snow day? A cold front will pass through the state overnight on Wednesday into Thursday morning and bring snow and very cold temperatures with it.

Let's get right into it. Here are the details you need to know:

1) A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect tonight through Thursday. In non-meteorologist speak, a Winter Weather Advisory is usually in effect when roads are going to be difficult. So keep this in mind for Thursday morning.

2) Timing is Wednesday night through Thursday. Snow doesn't fall constantly. It falls in bands. So, expect intermittent snowfall through the day.

3) Accumulation: Here's the snow map. Remember this is when the snow event is done on Thursday night. This won't all be on your front yard when you wake up tomorrow morning.

4) Temperatures will be COLD. Around sunrise we see 19°F. Then in the afternoon we see 25°F and then Friday morning it will be 9°F. Please stay warm and take care of your family, pets, pipes and neighbors.

Activity forecast: Got your snow boots and snow pants ready? That's what you would need to go outside. I think this is also about time I see folks practicing their cross country skiing in parks. If you don't have those items, stay inside on Thursday.

Mountain forecast: As you can see from the map above. Most of the snow will concentrate near Estes Park, Red Feather Lakes and Boulder. The rest of the mountains are expected to get a healthy amount too. Temperatures will be in the single digits in the morning, then low 30s in the afternoon and down to single digits overnight.

Megan Montero

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California Wildfires

The strongest Santa Ana winds of the season are fueling wildfires across Southern California. A fire in Fontana was spurred by these winds Tuesday night.

Just last week, wet and chilly winter weather seemed to bring fire season to a close. November, however, had other plans. The Santa Ana winds are forecasted to subside Wednesday evening.

According to Currently’s chief meteorologist Megan Montero, “A large difference in pressure across the Great Basin and California will lead to strong Santa Ana winds in southern California through Wednesday evening.”

High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories have been issued for the Transverse Ranges until Wednesday night. Wind speeds as high as 104 MPH were reported in Los Angeles County.

Climate change has made states like California vulnerable to wildfires almost all year. Californians should be cautious with ignition sources while we wait for the winds to die down.

For more wildfire safety tips check out our Wildfire Explainer.

What you can do, currently.