Heavy Snow Causes Major Delays & Mass Cancelations at Denver International Airport, CO

Stock image of Denver International Airport (DEN) deicing a plane.
image: Andy Cross – The Denver Post

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According to FlightAware, as of 2:22pm MT today there have been 663 delayed flights & 112 canceled flights at the Denver International Airport (DEN) today due to snow and weather.

If you’re flying out of DEN today, make sure you call ahead and find out if your flight has been delayed or canceled.

A winter storm is currently slamming Colorado and ski resorts are already seeing decent amounts of snowfall.

NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that is forecasting  1-3″ of snowfall in Denver today.

* WHAT...Snow this morning, with areas of freezing drizzle. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

Arapahoe Basin is reporting 5″ of new snow today as of 11am MT.

“Hello old friend winter, nice to see you again. We’ve received around 5″ overnight and it’s still coming down. First chair is getting closer by the day!” – Arapahoe Basin, CO, 10/10/19

Aspen reports that they have seen 6″ of new snow as of 11am MT today.

“Count it! 6″ at the top of Aspen Mountain and it’s still coming down!” – Aspen Snowmass, 10/10/19

This new snow could be enough to get some ski resorts (Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, Keystone) open very very soon (this week?).

PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory. image: noaa, 10/10/19
Keytone, CO. 10/10/19. image: keystone
Arapahoe Basin, CO. 10/10/19. image: arapahoe basin
Copper Mountain, CO. 10/10/19. image: copper mountain
Aspen, CO. 10/10/19. image: aspen
Steamboat, CO. 10/10/19. image: steamboat
Vail, CO. 10/10/19. image: vail
Monarch Mountain, CO. 10/10/19. image: monarch mountain
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Denver CO 526 AM MDT Thu Oct 10 2019 ...SNOW AND COLD TODAY... .An area of snow will move from the Front Range mountains over the Denver area this morning and the eastern plains during the middle of the day. Most places will get an inch or two of snow, though a few spots may get more. This is most likely in the foothills west and southwest of Denver. For the mountains snow will diminish this morning, but light snow will continue through the day before diminishing this evening. While warm ground temperatures will reduce the impact of the snow, it will be cold enough for icy roads in some areas. This will be especially true on bridges and during the time the heaviest snow is falling. Be prepared for variable conditions and leave some extra space in case the road is slicker than you think it is. The Northern Front Range Foothills- The Southern Front Range Foothills-Fort Collins- Boulder and the western suburbs of Denver-Denver-Castle Rock- Greeley- Including the cities of Estes Park, Glendevey, Nederland, Red Feather Lakes, Bailey, Central City, Evergreen, Georgetown, Idaho Springs, Westcreek, Fort Collins, Hereford, Loveland, Nunn, Arvada, Boulder, Golden, Lakewood, Longmont, Aurora, Brighton, City of Denver, Denver International Airport, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Parker, Castle Rock, Elbert, Fondis, Kiowa, Larkspur, Eaton, Fort Lupton, Greeley, and Roggen 526 AM MDT Thu Oct 10 2019 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON...  * WHAT...Snow this morning, with areas of freezing drizzle. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. * WHERE...The Front Range Foothills and I-25 Urban Corridor. * WHEN...Until 3 PM MDT this afternoon. * IMPACTS...Roads will become icy in some areas, especially on bridges.