Colorado Braces For Big Snow

DENVER (April 8, 2013)--Snow was starting to fall Monday in parts of central and western Wyoming, and forecasts calling for snow and high winds have residents of parts of Colorado bracing for snowdrifts of 2 to 3 feet through Tuesday night.

The National Weather Service said the spring storm could produce 6 to 11 inches of snow through Tuesday in some areas, including Denver International Airport.

The temperature at the airport was 70 degrees at midday Monday before the storm arrived.

In Wyoming, a winter storm warning was in effect that included the cities of Cheyenne, Laramie, Rock Springs, Casper, Rawlins, Riverton and Lander.

The storm could help boost mountain snowpack, which is crucial to providing water through the summer.

Colorado's snowpack was at 69 percent of average Monday, and Wyoming's was 77 percent of normal.

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