A storm system will begin to impact Southern Colorado by late this morning. Mountain locations will simply see snow, but lower elevations will see rain eventually change to snow by later this afternoon. Locations higher in elevation will see the heaviest snow, due to colder temperatures. So then, 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 snow and the storm will exit toward early Saturday morning.
Cadet 4th Class James Walsh (credit: USAFA)
The Air Force Academy is mourning the loss of a cadet, who passed away over the weekend.
"The Academy is deeply saddened by the tragic loss we suffered Saturday," Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, Superintendent of the Air Force Academy, said in a statement. "As we grieve the passing of James, we ask that everyone keep his family and friends in their thoughts and prayers."
Cadet 4th Class James L. Walsh was found unresponsive in the cadet area Saturday night. Emergency services attempted to revive him, but were unable to. The cause of death is currently under investigation.
Prior to his acceptance into the Academy, Walsh was assigned to the 744th Communications Squadron at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland as a cyber transportation systems apprentice. He then attended the Air Force Academy Preparatory School in 2011, graduating last year. He was accepted into the class of 2016 at the Air Force Academy and attended basic cadet training last summer.
Walsh is originally from Tinley Park, Illinois, graduating from high school there in 2008.
The Academy and Walsh's family are working to set up funeral arrangements.
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