The first snowfall of the season hit the mountains and foothills west of Denver today. I read a report from a trained spotter 3 miles NNE of Bailey, Colorado who measured 5.5 inches of heavy wet snow. Bailey is at an elevation of 7,756 feet (2,364 meters) though! The heavy snow stayed above 6,500 feet according to a report I read in a Colorado Springs, Colorado newspaper article. Interstate 70 is also icy in spots according to state highway patrol.