When I went to bed last night, the downsloping winds had kept the atmosphere close to the foothills stable all day. The cold front swung in from the northeast, but never made much ground toward the mountains, continuing to drop south further east and lagging to the west. A little snow was falling in Weld County, of the banded sort, but I figured we'd be spared here in the metro area.
Interestingly, I had a dream where someone asked me if they could spend the "snow day" with me, meaning today and I awoke to a "happy first snow day" text message. I honestly was surprised.
So, the snow came, and mostly melted fairly quickly today. The interesting part, to me, was the unstable atmosphere left behind. We had some nice convection over the south end of the metro this afternoon. Nothing really precipitated, but it was neat to see a more vertical component to the clouds.
Tomorrow, I'm heading down to the Springs to see Air Force take on BYU. Should be a fun game.
Chase forecast update 7 - for May 16
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