Colorado mountains see first significant snowfall of season

Wolf Creek Pass around 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 21. / Colorado State Patrol
Wolf Creek Pass around 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 21. / Colorado State Patrol

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Snow plows came out Wednesday for the first significant mountain snow in Colorado.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the Continental Divide and for Pikes Peak above 11,000 feet. Most major mountain passes are also under the advisory.

In the Pikes Peak region, rain has been falling on and off through the day. No snowflakes are forecast for the Colorado Springs area.

FOX21 meteorologist Jeff Womack said the earliest recorded snowfall in Colorado Springs was a trace on August 29, 1952. The earliest recorded significant snowfall was 4.2 inches on September 3, 1961.

Some areas of the mountains could get up to five inches of snow by Thursday evening. / Justin Chambers - FOX21 Weather

Some areas of the mountains could see up to five inches of snow by Thursday evening. / Justin Chambers – FOX21 Weather

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