In Colorado, the saying goes “if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes”. The weather can change gin a matter of minutes from beautiful to stormy and vice versa. This unpredictability is why the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office recommends having an emergency supply kit on hand. Don’t let our dry December lull you into a false sense of security when it comes to Colorado’s weather.
Happy Winter Everyone! Here are some fun scientific facts about the winter solstice to kick off the new season.
One of the biggest astronomy events of the year will take place at the start of next week. It’s an event so rare that it won’t happen again until 2032.
On Monday, Nov. 11, people across North America, South America, Europe, Africa and western Asia will be able to see Mercury pass directly between the Earth and the sun in an astronomical alignment known as a transit.
Transits happen only a few times per century and provide a unique opportunity to see a planet glide across the face of the sun.
People will have a few hours to observe the event, which starts at 7:35 a.m. EST and lasts until 1:04 p.m. EST.
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This late October storm that’s stuck around for the past three days is finally on its way out. We doubt that anyone other than students will be sad to see it go. Many of them do get to enjoy this frigidly cold day at home, today.
All LPS SCHOOLS will dismiss 2 HOURS early today, October 29, 2019. SACC open until 3 pm. All after school activities are cancelled. More info – https://t.co/GkdUfjXeIv
Thank you for your support of Littleton Public Schools!
— Littleton Public Schools (@LPSK12) October 29, 2019
Students will be kept inside and taken care of until picked up – please drive safely. If you have an extraordinary circumstance that prohibits you from collecting your student at dismissal, please contact the school.
— Jeffco Public Schools (@JeffcoSchoolsCo) October 29, 2019
Denver Public Schools will be doing a staggered early release today, Tuesday, Oct. 29, due to weather and travel conditions.
Middle schools and high schools will be released at noon.
Elementary schools, including K-8 schools, will be released at 2 p.m.
— DenverPublicSchools (@DPSNewsNow) October 29, 2019
List of closures and delays from @9News.
DENVER, Colorado — The incoming winter storm that is forecast to arrive on the Front Range Thursday and Friday has many Coloradans wondering if they should blow out their sprinkler lines early.
While the storm will be a little colder than we are used to seeing with our October storms, (into the teens for a couple of hours) it won’t be cold enough to freeze irrigation pipes that are buried under 8-12 inches of dirt, which acts as an insulator, especially with daytime highs in the upper 70s the day before the storm.
Ready or not, here comes the snow and cold. Temperatures are expected to plunge 50 degrees later in the week. Up to 6 inches of snow could accumulate in the northern and central mountains while a few inches could fall in the Denver metro area.
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