There’s 4 rounds of snow headed for Colorado this week. They are forecasted to occur Today, Tomorrow, Thursday into Friday, and the final one arrives on Sunday. The first of which, will be lighter accumulations above 10,000ft. The next round, could drop 4-8″ of additional snowfall by Wednesday evening.
“Expect cooler than normal temperatures and cloudy conditions across eastern Utah and western Colorado today as unsettled weather covers most of the forecast area. The bulk of snowfall today will fall over southwestern Colorado in the San Juans, where 2 to 4 inches are likely, mainly above 10,000 feet. Similar weather pattern is expected to continue for the beginning of the work week, with additional snow accumulations of 4 – 8 inches across northern and central Colorado mountains by Wednesday evening.”
– NOAA Grand Junction, CO Today
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Accumulating snowfall will occur at elevations greater than 10,000ft, but snow levels are forecasted to drop to valley floors later this week.
Additional Storm Info:
Colorado: 6-12″ of Snow Today – Wednesday Evening
“The bulk of snowfall today will fall over southwestern Colorado in the San Juans, where 2 to 4 inches are likely, mainly above 10,000 feet. Similar weather pattern is expected to continue for the beginning of the work week, with additional snow accumulations of 4 – 8 inches across northern and central Colorado mountains by Wednesday evening.”
– NOAA Grand Junction, CO Today
The 6-10 day outlook calls for below average precipitation and below average temperatures in Colorado.
CO Hazardous Weather Outlook:
Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Grand Junction CO 308 AM MDT Tue Oct 9 2018 Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin- Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Elkhead and Park Mountains- Upper Yampa River Basin-Grand Valley-Debeque to Silt Corridor- Central Colorado River Basin-Grand and Battlement Mesas- Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys- Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin- West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops- Upper Gunnison River Valley-Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide- Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains- Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River- Four Corners/Upper Dolores River-Animas River Basin- San Juan River Basin-Southeast Utah-Eastern Uinta Mountains- Eastern Uinta Basin-Tavaputs Plateau-Arches/Grand Flat- La Sal and Abajo Mountains-Canyonlands/Natural Bridges- This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western Colorado. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight Valley rain and high elevation snow showers will expand in coverage later today mainly across the San Juans and central mountains where snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are possible mainly above 10,000 feet. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday The next system drops down from the northwest on Wednesday, bringing another round of precipitation to the northern and central areas. This system will be much cooler, allowing for snow levels to drop to valley floors in northeast Utah and northern Colorado. The unsettled weather will continue on Thursday as another disturbance moves into the area. Sunday night could end up being a season ending freeze for many lower elevations that have not seen their freeze yet.