DENVER – A temperature drop of nearly 60 degrees in the Centennial State means rare sights from a late-spring storm that promises to cover the ground in parts of the state with snow.
The National Weather Service said Saturday Floyd Hill, about 25 miles west of Denver, saw two feet of snow.
As of Saturday morning, more than 100,000 were without power, according to PowerOutage.US but electric companies were making quick work of restoration efforts.
The weight of the snow weighed down trees, even forcing some to tumble and snap across the Denver metro area.
The frozen precipitation began falling across large parts of the state by Friday afternoon.
As the snow began to fall Friday, photos from areas with higher elevations showed considerably more snow on the ground but a very similar sight with grassy areas tending to accumulate more of the frozen precipitation than roadways.
National Weather Service meteorologists said because the state has been so warm, it would take a while before the snow started sticking to the pavement.
Pavement temperatures from the Loveland Pass area were around 40° degrees, causing the frozen precipitation to quickly melt.
Officials warned hazardous travel conditions were expected along the I-70 corridor in the higher elevations through Saturday morning.
The inclement weather also forced Major League Baseball to postpone the game between the Colorado Rockies and the New York Mets until at least Saturday afternoon.
By the time the event is over, forecast models show Denver could pick up as much as five inches of snow over a foot possible in higher elevations.