A storm system will begin to impact Southern Colorado by late Friday morning. Mountain locations will simply see snow, but lower elevations will see rain eventually change to snow by later Friday afternoon. Locations that are higher in elevation will see the heaviest snow, due to them seeing cooler temperatures. So, Teller County, far northwest El Paso County, and the Wet & Sangre de Cristo Mountains will likely see several inches of wet snow. The major cities will see far less amounts and the storm will exit toward early Saturday morning.
The Mile High City nickname may come up a little short when describing Denver. The U-S Geodetic Survey's newest calculations show some parts of the city, including the state capitol, are 3 feet higher than 5,280 feet. But geologists stressed that doesn't mean Denver needs to change its famous nickname, and the mayor's office said there are no plans to do so. Mayor Wellington Webb's spokesman Andrew Hudson said the city's nickname won't change. Reflecting cartographic accuracy more than geologic uplifting, the new calculations set the official heights of many Colorado landmarks and the central Rockies as much as 7 feet higher than previously thought. The changes weren't big enough to shake up the rankings of anyof the state's 54 14,000-foot peaks, or create any new 14ers.