The luck of the Irish will not be enough to keep the snow from falling.
A heavy snow warning is in effect until 3:00 p.m. Monday. An additional 2 to 4 inches are expected to top yesterday’s snow cover.
Temperatures will be around 30 degrees all day, but north blowing winds from 10 to 15 miles per hour will make it feel more like 20 degrees.
Today marks the five year anniversary of the 2003 St. Patrick’s Day blizzard in Colorado. Snow accumulation Monday is not expected to be anywhere near the 2003 record, but serves as a reminder of winter weather continuing into spring in the Rocky Mountains.
CU students who are Colorado natives may recall the impact the blizzard had on them.
“I was in high school and we got the entire week before Spring Break off,” said Desi Osburn, a senior integrative physiology major, who grew up in Colorado Springs. “A two week break!”
The weather may affect some students’ St. Patrick’s Day celebration plans.
Ryan Turner, a 22-year-old senior biochemistry major, won’t let the snow determine how he spends the holiday.
“St. Patrick’s Day is such a big deal around here, I don’t think anyone will let a little snow keep them from having fun,” Turner said.
The extended forecast calls for improvement. Skies will be mostly sunny Tuesday.
The high for Tuesday will be 47 degrees, melting Monday’s snow quickly. Tuesday’s low will be 30 degrees and wind will blow around 10 miles per hour all day.
Conditions will be steady the rest of the week. Skies will be partly cloudy Wednesday and Thursday, and mostly sunny Friday. The highs each day will be in the low 50s and lows will be in the low 30s. The chance of precipitation through Friday is about 15 percent.
Contact Campus Press Staff Writer Sarah Ruybalid at Sarah.email@example.com.