NOAA has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Colorado today that is calling for up to 20″ of snow. A Winter Weather Advisory is also in effect that calls for up to 12″ of snow. Both advisories are calling for all this snow to fall before 6pm today.
It will be snowing about 1-2″ per hour most of the day today in Colorado…
“Heavy snow moving into the 1-70 corridor in the mountains (1-2″ per hour)” – NOAA Denver, CO today
“Snow and windy conditions will continue in the mountains today with periods of snow in the mountain valleys. Storm total snow will range from 6 to 14 inches in the mountains, with up to 20 inches in western Jackson county.” – NOAA Denver, CO today
NOAA’s Winter Storm Warning is calling for 10-20″ of snow today for the north central mountains of Colorado today.
* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 TO 20 INCHES. - NOAA Grand Junction, CO today
NOAA’s Winter Weather Advisory is calling for 6-12″ of snow today all over the northern half of the Colorado Rocky Mountains including Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, Vail, Aspen, Brekenridge, Winter Park, and more…
* SNOW ACCUMULATION...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 12 INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET...WITH 6 TO 10 INCHES EXPECTED BELOW 9000 FEET. THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL ACCUMULATE ON NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES. - NOAA Grand Junction, CO today
A plethora of Colorado ski resorts are OPEN today including:
- Arapahoe Basin
- Copper Mountain
- Wolf Creek
- Monarch Mountain
- Winter Park
WINTER STORM WARNING for COLORADO:
...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TODAY OVER THE NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF COLORADO... .AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE EMBEDDED IN STRONG NORTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT WILL MOVE ACROSS NORTHERN COLORADO TODAY. AS THE DISTURBANCE CROSSES THE STATE...PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR IN THE MOUNTAINS. WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW...MAINLY ABOVE TIMBERLINE. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING... * TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE TODAY AND END THIS EVENING. * TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 TO 20 INCHES. * WIND/VISIBILITY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES DUE TO BLOWING SNOW. * IMPACTS...SNOW AND AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE ROADS TO BECOME ICY AND SNOWPACKED. VISIBILITIES WILL BE RESTRICTED DUE TO SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for COLORADO:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO 519 AM MST FRI NOV 20 2015 ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS- 519 AM MST FRI NOV 20 2015 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING ABOVE 9000 FEET... ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING BELOW 9000 FEET... * LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...COLUMBINE...TOPONAS. * TIMING...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. * SNOW ACCUMULATION...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 12 INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET...WITH 6 TO 10 INCHES EXPECTED BELOW 9000 FEET. THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL ACCUMULATE ON NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES. * WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY ABOVE TREELINE. * VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO LESS THAN 1 MILE AT TIMES IN HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS AND BLOWING SNOW. * IMPACTS...TRAVELING OVER RABBIT EARS PASS WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS DUE TO SNOW PACKED ROADS AND LOW VISIBILITY.