How Weather Readings Will Become More Accurate

November 13 2009, 9:41 AM

For many years, the National Weather Service has taken its weather readings for Denver from Denver International Airport---and before that, the old Stapleton airport. Trouble is the airports are far from where the people live: DIA is 18 miles from downtown. Now, the weather service has established a new station at City Park golf course, writes The Associated Press, which notes the Denver Museum of Nature and Science will own and operate the facility. The announcement comes just in time for the snow that's set to fall on Denver and the Front Range this weekend. A winter storm warning has already been issued for the ski areas west of Vail Pass, and the long stretch of sunny, warm days will disappear as of today, giving way to temperatures in the lower 40s, notes 9News. Later today, a mix of rain and snow could strike Denver. Two to five inches could accumulate, presumably at the new weather station, by Saturday night.