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By Ryan Parker
The Denver Post

Well, here we go again.

Colorado is expected to be in the midst of another snowstorm Wednesday, just days after people broke out their shorts and golf clubs.

“We’re looking at about 4 to 6 inches (of snow) for the Denver metro area,” said Jim Kalina, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Areas in the western suburbs, such as Arvada, Golden and Boulder, and cities to the north, including Longmont and Fort Collins, could see up to 6 to 8 inches by the end of Wednesday, he said.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued an air-quality advisory for blowing dust, which means the snow may have a pink or brown hue at times.

About 60 Colorado Department of Transportation snowplows were scheduled to be working on highways and roads in the Denver metro area Tuesday night through 5 a.m. Wednesday, CDOT said in a news release. After 5 a.m., the highway department would increase its coverage to 75 plows.

The high for Wednesday was forecast to be 31 degrees, with winds out of the north-northeast at 8 to 11 mph and gusts as high as 17 mph, according to the weather service.

Thanks to a series of late-season, scattered snowstorms — which forecasters say are unusual but not unheard of — records may continue to be broken.

The coldest temperature Denver has ever recorded for a high on May 1 is 33 degrees. “There’s a chance we could break that,” Kalina said.

The lowest temperature ever recorded in Denver on May 1 is 23 degrees. The forecast low for Wednesday: 25 degrees.

But the latest snow in Denver? June 27.


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