Photos: Snow creates winter wonderland from Colorado to Minnesota

By Renee Duff, AccuWeather meteorologist
By Courtney Spamer, AccuWeather meteorologist
October 15, 2018, 9:13:58 AM EDT

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Snow piling up on leaves that still linger on trees in Minnesota (Twitter/@NWSTwinCities)

The University of Denver is blanketed in snow on Sunday morning (Photo/Rhonda Seaton)

What a difference a day makes! Golden, Colorado backyard before the snow (on Saturday) and after (on Sunday). (Twitter/@brantleygrubb)

Early-season snow accumulated in Lincoln, Nebraska, even on trees and flowers. (Twitter/@volkmerS)

Snow covering the roadways in Casper, Wyoming on Saturday night (Twitter/@NWSRiverton)

Hazy sunshine grazing a new blanket of snow in Colorado (Instagram/@family4funvlog)

Snow piling up in backyards in Longmont, Colo. on Sun, Oct 14. (Twitter/@beebott)

A blanket of snow covering the grass in Beresford, S.D. on Sunday morning. (Twitter/@carsonstowing)

Snow falling in a backyard in Boulder, Colo. providing a tranquil backdrop on Sunday morning. (Twitter/@marclivolsi)

Light snow falling in northern Colorado early Sunday morning (Twitter/@fullnarumetal)

Light snow falling on a harvest in Aurora, Neb. on Sunday morning (Twitter/@michael_bergen)

Snow falls in Wyoming on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (Twitter/@sam091389)

Snow blankets the University of Denver on Sunday afternoon. (Photo/Rhonda Seaton)

Snow piling up in backyards in Longmont, Colo. on Sun, Oct 14. (Twitter/@beebott)

Snow covering a porch and backyard in Kearney, Nebraska. (Image via Twitter/Dahndy)

Deputy Guthard in Lancaster County, Nebraska said the driver and passengers were not hurt. (Image via Twitter/LSOnebraska and Twitter/LSOTommy)

Deputy Guthard in Lancaster County, Nebraska said the driver and passengers were not hurt. (Image via Twitter/LSOnebraska and Twitter/LSOTommy)


A snowstorm swept across the Rockies and High Plains this weekend, bringing picturesque wintry scenes, but also travel disruptions.

Snow first fell across Montana on Friday night before sweeping into Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska and northern Colorado on Saturday and Saturday night.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, recorded its first measurable snowfall of the season early Sunday morning.


Conditions became so severe on the roadways that portions of interstates 25 and 80 in Wyoming were shut down in both directions on Saturday night.

Cheyenne, Wyoming, recorded 4.5 inches of snow on Saturday, which fell just shy of tying the daily record snowfall of 4.9 inches from 1899.

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In Denver, rain quickly changed to snow on Saturday night as temperatures plummeted from 51 to 33 degrees Fahrenheit in the span of two hours.

The snow made for a wintry scene at the Rams-Broncos game at Mile High Stadium on Sunday afternoon.


Around a foot of snow was reported near Boulder, Colorado.

Snowflakes were spotted as far south as New Mexico, near Santa Fe, and as far east as Omaha, Nebraska, and Minneapolis.

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