Arctic Air Brings Freezing Sub Zero Wind Chill to Most of Colorado
Grand Junction got really lucky over the past couple of days. Our corner of the Western Slope was about the only place the arctic air could not get to over the past 48 hours.
While it was cold enough to produce some on-and-off snow showers, it was nothing like the subfreezing windchill and single-digit daytime highs seen throughout the rest of the state.
Colorado's Winter Storm Goes Easy on Grand Junction
Collbran, DeBeque, and Mesa each got under one inch of snowfall during the storm. While this was not all that disruptive on Wednesday, it sure snarled traffic on Thursday morning as I-70 Westbound saw significant delays after an early morning accident near the Clifton Exit.
Wednesday's Winter Storm Impacts El Paso County the Most
We're about to see more than 30 cities in Colorado that had to deal with sub-freezing wind chill in addition to single-digit temperatures on Wednesday.
See all the Subzero Windchill Readings in Colorado on Wednesday
The slides below show all the cities that got rocked by this week's winter storm. While some of the coldest temps in Western Colorado were up on the Grand Mesa, places like Colorado Springs on the Front Range had to go to work with a -38 degree wind chill and a daytime high of about 9 degrees. Man, that's cold! Let's check out the spread of freezing windchills spread out over our state yesterday.