The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings & Winter Weather Advisories for Colorado. They are in effect from 5:00pm this afternoon through 6:00pm Thursday evening. High winds and heavy snowfall are forecasted to impact the area throughout this time period.
6-14″ of Snow Today – Thursday.
This storm is relatively typical, as a rise in elevation will lead to high snowfall accumulations and more dangerous travel conditions.
Additional Storm Info:
Colorado: 6-14″ of Snow Today – Thursday
* Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches, with localized amounts up to 14 inches, are expected. - NOAA Denver, CO
CO Winter Storm Warning:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Denver CO 319 AM MST Wed Feb 14 2018 ...DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS TONIGHT AND THURSDAY... .Heavy snow and blowing snow will create difficult travel conditions tonight and Thursday over the higher mountainous terrain of North Central Colorado. Snow will begin late this afternoon and early evening, and continue overnight and Thursday. Snow will be heavy at times, with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour possible. Travel tonight and Thursday will be impacted, especially over mountain passes. Rabbit Ears Pass- Rocky Mountain National Park and the Medicine Bow Range- The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the Indian Peaks- Including the cities of East Slopes Park and Northern Gore Ranges, Gore Pass, Rabbit Ears Pass, Cameron Pass, Laramie and Medicine Bow Mountains, Rabbit Ears Range, Rocky Mountain National Park, Willow Creek Pass, Berthoud Pass, Breckenridge, East Slopes Mosquito Range, East Slopes Southern Gore Range, Eisenhower Tunnel, Indian Peaks, Kenosha Mountains, Mount Evans, Williams Fork Mountains, and Winter Park ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM MST THURSDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches, with localized amounts up to 14 inches, are expected. * WHERE...Rabbit Ears Pass, Rocky Mountain National Park and the Medicine Bow Range and The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the Indian Peaks. * WHEN...From 5 PM this afternoon to 6 PM MST Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions. Winds gusting as high as 60 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.