Winter weather is descending early this year as snowstorm advisories are issued across EIGHT states — Grand Solar Minimum ramp up.
Snow continues to fall in parts of the Rocky Mountains, blanketing Colorado, western Kansas and northern New Mexico totalling over 12 inches in some regions.
Winter weather warnings are issued in five other states, including Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana through early Monday as forecasters predict heavy snowfall.
A blast of brutal Arctic air will likely bring record low temperatures as far south as Texas.
We’re looking at colder than -20C below average for vast swaths of the US, including Colorado, Kansas, Texas and New Mexico:
Snow continues to fall in parts of northern Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.
About 2 to 4 inches of snow are expected in areas of Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico through Monday adding to Sunday’s totals.
— CNN Weather Center (@CNNweather) October 14, 2018
There's been another 15cm of snow overnight in Colorado raising anticipation that more ski areas like @Arapahoe_Basin (pictured) and @LovelandSkiArea may open soon following @WolfCreekSki2 at the weekend after fairly unprecedented big early October 70cm snowfalls last week. pic.twitter.com/Gy9jwCAXrK
— Snow Forecast.com (@SnowForecast) October 15, 2018
The National Weather Service has warned that the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Wet Mountains and the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado could receive between 8 to 16 inches of powder.
‘If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency,’ the National Weather Service advised.