Much Needed Snow On Tap In Colorado | 8-16+” of Snow Tonight – Thursday Morning

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
PINK= Winter Storm Warning. PURPLE= Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for much of Colorado. It is in effect from midnight tonight – noon on Thursday. After a relatively warm and dry start to the season, this snowfall will be warmly welcomed by Colorado ski resorts.

8-16+” of Snow Tonight – Thursday Morning In Colorado.

7 day snowfall totals. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

Rain and mixed precipitation are forecasted to fall in lower elevations on Tuesday, but it’s expected to turn to snow by the time Wednesday rolls around.

Additional Storm Info:

CO storm on tap. Image: NOAA Pueblo, CO
Storm totals. Image: NOAA Denver, CO

Colorado: 8-16+” of Snow Tonight – Thursday Morning

* Total snow accumulations of 8 to 16 inches, 
  with locally higher amounts, are expected.
- NOAA Grand Junction, CO
Snow moves in tonight. Image: NOAA Denver, CO
Significant mountain snow on tap. Image: NOAA Grand Junction, CO
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

CO Winter Storm Warning:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
450 AM MST Tue Jan 9 2018

Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-Flat Tops-
Including the cities of Columbine, Hahns Peak, Toponas, Aspen,
Vail, Snowmass, Buford, and Trappers Lake

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO NOON MST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions
 during the morning and evening commutes on Wednesday. Total snow
 accumulations of 8 to 16 inches, with locally higher amounts,
 are expected.

* WHERE...Elkhead and Park Mountains, Gore and Elk
 Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys and Flat Tops.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to noon MST Thursday. The
 heaviest accumulations are expected Wednesday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 30 mph will cause
 patchy blowing and drifting snow.

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