DENVER(CBS4)- Our last storm system crossing the state was powerful enough to produce intense wind gusts of 50-80 mph. These winds fueled super strong snow squalls and dust storms across the state. The travel troubles started early and continued in many parts of Colorado.
Security closures lifted on I-70 in Colorado’s high country
Snow squall warnings were issued from southern Wyoming to northern Colorado. Here is such a storm in the Steamboat Springs area.
A snow squall is an intense blast of wind and snow.
Here’s a look at one of the snow squalls in Meeker!
On the eastern plains, high winds of at least 60 mph created dust storms and terrible visibility along eastern highways Sunday afternoon.
Both directions of I-70 near Byers closed for accident
More light snow and wind are expected in the mountains on Monday but should not be as intense as the squalls on Sunday.
Snowfall amounts from Sunday evening through Monday evening are expected to add about another 2 to 5 inches with gusty winds.
Another storm system is expected to produce more mountain snow on Tuesday, along with the possibility of a few flakes overnight in the Denver metro area Monday evening.
Snowfall amounts can range from 3 to 6 inches for Tuesday in the mountains.