Another spring storm is expected to arrive in Colorado Wednesday afternoon and persist through Thursday. Heavy snowfall is expected to impact mountain travel. Another storm is on tap towards the weekend.
6-12+” of snow is forecasted to fall Wednesday afternoon – Thursday.
Snow levels will start out Wednesday afternoon around 8000-9000ft and drop to mountain bases by early Thursday morning.
Additional Storm Information:
Colorado: 6-12+” of Snow Wednesday Afternoon – Thursday
* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 to 12 inches with locally higher amounts possible. - NOAA Grand Junction, CO
Colorado Winter Storm Watch:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO 854 PM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017 Elkhead and Park Mountains-Grand and Battlement Mesas- Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys- West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops- 854 PM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017 ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING... * LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Columbine, Hahns Peak, Toponas, Aspen, Vail, Snowmass, Crested Butte, Taylor Park, Marble, Buford, and Trappers Lake. * TIMING...Snow showers increase in coverage and intensity Wednesday night and may continue through Thursday evening. * SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 to 12 inches with locally higher amounts possible. * SNOW LEVEL...Between 8000 and 9000 feet in the evening, dropping to mountain bases by Thursday morning. * WINDS...West 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * VISIBILITY...May drop below one mile at times in heavy snowfall. * IMPACTS...High mountain roads and highways may be icy, snowpack and slushy. Gusty winds will cause areas of drifting snow, especially over higher exposed ridges. Travel may be difficult.