CAIC Issues Avalanche Watch for Colorado Front Range Ahead of Incoming Storm

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The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) has issued an Avalanche Watch for the Front Range Zone. Friday night through Monday morning, Denver is forecasted to receive one of its biggest snowstorms since 1885. According to AccuWeather, the snow totals are predicted to be upwards of two feet in Denver and up to three feet west of Denver in areas such as Boulder and Fort Collins. Snowfall will be heaviest Saturday night into Sunday and is expected to be paired with strong, gusty winds.

Very dangerous avalanche conditions may develop in the afternoon or overnight on Saturday, March 13, as snow rapidly accumulates during this powerful winter storm. Avalanches are possible at all elevations and in unusual locations. Backcountry travelers will encounter increasingly easy to trigger avalanches and increasing avalanche size as snow accumulates several feet deep.

Expect dangerous avalanche conditions to last into Monday.

Front Range forecast. Credit: CAIC
Colorado forecast. Credit: CAIC

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