Colorado Wants In On Pacific Storm Track | Storms Friday, Saturday, & Wednesday

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image: noaa, yesterday
image: noaa, today

Colorado will be getting in on the Pacific Storm Track that is setting up beautifully right now.  NOAA is forecasting a storm Friday, Saturday night, and another on Wednesday.

Vail, Aspen, Snowmass, Telluride and more mountain location are under a Winter Weather Advisory Friday and Saturday.  4-10″ of snowfall is forecast

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH 6 TO 10 INCHES IN THE
  MOUNTAINS EAST AND NORTH OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS. - NOAA Denver, CO today

Colorado has been crushing it this year with Wolf Creek already at a whopping 269″ of snowfall this season which puts them in the to 5 snowfall totals in North America.

Snowfall forecast map for Friday. image: noaa, today
Snowfall forecast map for Friday. image: noaa, today

Here’s who’s gotten the most snow in CO this season (as of Jan. 11th)

TOP 5 COLORADO SNOWFALL TOTALS:

#1. Wolf Creek = 269″

#2. Steamboat = 181″

#3. Telluride = 161″

#4. Loveland = 157″

#5. Purgatory = 150″

PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory. image: noaa, today
PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory. image: noaa, today

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for COLORADO:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
247 PM MST THU JAN 14 2016

ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-FLAT TOPS-

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM FRIDAY TO 6 AM MST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM
FRIDAY TO 6 AM MST SATURDAY.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...COLUMBINE...TOPONAS...
  SKYWAY...ASPEN...VAIL...SNOWMASS...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL PICK UP AGAIN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING AND
  INCREASE BY MIDDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR FRIDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH 6 TO 10 INCHES IN THE
  MOUNTAINS EAST AND NORTH OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS.

* WINDS...WEST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH...
  BECOMING NORTHWEST FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* VISIBILITIES...SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY WILL BE
  EXPECTED AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...MOUNTAIN HIGHWAYS WILL BECOME ICY AND SNOWPACKED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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