As reported by the Denver Post, Arapahoe Basin - which generally has the longest ski season in Colorado - has pulled down over a foot of fresh snow in the past 24 hours.
Two to six inches of snow are expected to fall in Denver through Friday. The National Weather Service forecasted that the area could receive 36 inches by Friday evening. Many other locations picked up between two and three feet. As of 4 p.m. on Thursday, Glacier Basin Campground, which is located at 8,500 elevation, had received 31 inches of snow, according to a press release by Rocky Mountain National Park.
A frost advisory for El Paso County is in effect until 9 a.m. Friday, while the northern part of the county will be under a freeze warning until 11 a.m. Friday.
Interstate 80 and US Route 30 from Laramie to Cheyenne, Wyoming, were closed in both directions Thursday night due to the heavy snow.
The Daily Camera reports that shelters in Boulder re-opened for Wednesday and Thursday nights only, as goopy wet snow blanketed the region.
"The Colorado National Guard is eager to help support our communities", Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj.
An unseasonably late case of powder fever has gripped Colorado. "Some of the rain tonight may have a little snow mixed in but it won't amount to anything". Sunday's skies are expected to be mostly sunny, with a 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.
Rain showers are also possible on Monday and Tuesday of next week, when high temperatures will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s, forecasters say.