Forecast Details for Denver, CO

Recent Locations: Denver, CO  
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind 7 to 13 mph becoming north northeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.
M.L.King Day: A 20 percent chance of snow after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 40. North northeast wind 5 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 23. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tuesday: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 37. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 55.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 25.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 50.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 45.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 40.

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Weather Topic: What is Snow?

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Snow Next Topic: Stratocumulus Clouds

Snow is precipitation taking the form of ice crystals. Each ice crystal, or snowflake, has unique characteristics, but all of them grow in a hexagonal structure. Snowfall can last for sustained periods of time and result in significant buildup of snow on the ground.

On the earth's surface, snow starts out light and powdery, but as it begins to melt it tends to become more granular, producing small bits of ice which have the consistency of sand. After several cycles of melting and freezing, snow can become very dense and ice-like, commonly known as snow pack.

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Weather Topic: What are Stratus Clouds?

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Stratus Clouds Next Topic: Wall Clouds

Stratus clouds are similar to altostratus clouds, but form at a lower altitude and are identified by their fog-like appearance, lacking the distinguishing features of most clouds.

Stratus clouds are wider than most clouds, and their base has a smooth, uniform look which is lighter in color than a nimbostratus cloud. The presence of a stratus cloud indicates the possibility of minor precipitation, such as drizzle, but heavier precipitation does not typically arrive in the form of a stratus cloud.

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