Currently in Denver— March 17th 2022

The weather, currently.

Morning snow for Thursday, March 17th.

Snow is here. Here are the details for Wednesday night and Thursday:

1) It will snow mostly overnight on Wednesday. Expect heavy bands of snow in some spots around 9 p.m. as the rain that fell on Wednesday turns to snow. Snow will continue overnight and be done mostly before daybreak Thursday morning.

2) There could be a lot of snow to deal with tomorrow morning. Snow accumulations are expected to be 4-6 inches for central Denver and 6-8 inches for the foothills and S. Denver.

3) Rest of day tomorrow will be in the 30s and 40s with partly cloudy skies.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

A major 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Japan, leaving 2 million people without power and triggering a tsunami warning. This quake comes a little over 11 years after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Fukushima region in 2011.

While tsunami warnings are still in place and aftershocks are expected for the next several days, tsunami waves are likely to only reach a few feet in height. For reference, the 2011 tsunami reached a max of 130 feet.

Early footage and reports of the quake show major shaking and outages as well as a train derailment. Japan, fortunately, has some of the best infrastructure in the world in terms of mitigating the effects of earthquakes.