Colorado is about to get pounded with snow. Multiple winter storm warnings are in effect today through Saturday with snowfall totals forecasted around 8-16”. This will be a significant snow event in Colorado.
Please check in with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center before going into the backcountry this weekend. Last weekend, the CAIC issued a special avalanche warning due to large scale instabilities in the snowpack.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO 324 PM MST WED NOV 20 2013 ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST FRIDAY NIGHT... * TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS AFTERNOON AND END FRIDAY NIGHT. MOST OF THE SNOWFALL IN ZONE 10...ASPEN...VAIL...IS EXPECTED TO FALL IN SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE ZONE. SOME LULLS CAN BE EXPECTED WHERE SNOW BECOMES LIGHT OR STOPS ALL TOGETHER BEFORE PICKING UP AGAIN. * SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 16 INCHES OF SNOW WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS EXPECTED. * SNOW LEVEL...8000 FEET DROPPING TO VALLEY FLOORS FRIDAY MORNING. * WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.