May Day snow storm hitting parts of Colo. and Wyo.

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Parts of Colorado and Wyoming are beginning May with another wet blanket of powder.

Tree branch falls in Fort Collins on May Day. (Photo courtesy of 9News' Nick McGurk ‏on Twitter)

DENVER (AP) -- Parts of Colorado and Wyoming are beginning May with another wet blanket of powder.

Blowing and drifting snow is making travel difficult in southeastern Wyoming. But the snow isn't having a major impact on Denver's airport so far, though deicing delays are expected.

The storm could bring up to 20 inches in the northern Colorado mountains, providing a late boost to the snowpack that provides the state's water supply.

The Denver area could get up to around 5 inches, but not much is sticking to the pavement, still warm after a weekend with temperatures in the 70s.

The snow is sticking to grass and flowers.

It's the latest in a series of spring storms to hit Colorado and Wyoming. However, southwestern Colorado remains very dry and at risk of wildfires.


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