NOAA: 1-2 Feet of Snow for Colorado Thursday – Friday

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Loveland, CO this season. photo: Rhonda Sheya
Loveland, CO this season. photo: Rhonda Sheya

It just wont’ stop in Colorado.  Colorado is having a banner season with Wolf Creek having seen 415″ of snowfall this season.

NOAA is calling for 1-2 Feet of snow in Colorado on Thursday and Friday and the 4 ski resorts in CO have already seen 3-9″ of snow in the past 48 hours.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...ONE TO TWO FEET POSSIBLE BY FRIDAY NIGHT. - NOAA Denver, CO today
Arapahoe Basin, CO on April 25th, 2016. photo: abasin
Arapahoe Basin, CO on April 25th, 2016. photo: abasin

New Snow in CO Past 48 Hours

  • Winter Park = 9″
  • Arapahoe Basin = 6″
  • Loveland = 5″
  • Aspen Highlands = 3″

 

Ski Resorts still OPEN in Colorado and when they close:

  • Arapahoe Basin, CO | June 5th
  • Loveland, CO | May 8th 
  • Winter Park, CO | May 7th
  • Aspen Highlands, CO | May 1st (weekends only)
BLUE = Winter Storm Watch. image: noaa, today
BLUE = Winter Storm Watch. image: noaa, today

WINTER STORM WATCH for COLORADO:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
856 AM MDT WED APR 27 2016

WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FT-
LEADVILLE VICINITY/LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FT-
EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY BETWEEN 9000 AND 11000 FT-
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
WET MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
TELLER COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE ABOVE 7500FT/PIKE`S PEAK BETWEEN
7500 AND 11000 FT-PIKES PEAK ABOVE 11000 FT-
INCLUDING...CLIMAX...LEADVILLE...BONANZA...ALPINE...GRANITE...
ST ELMO...NORTH PASS...CUMBRES PASS...WOLF CREEK PASS...
BLANCA PEAK...SPANISH PEAKS...WOODLAND PARK...PIKES PEAK

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE AND ALL OF LAKE COUNTY...THE
  WET MOUNTAINS AND SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...AND TELLER
  COUNTY.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A STRONG SPRING STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO
  THE FOUR CORNERS REGION THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THEN MOVE THROUGH
  EASTERN COLORADO ON FRIDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING A PERIOD OF
  HEAVY SPRING SNOW TO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...ONE TO TWO FEET POSSIBLE BY FRIDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL OVER THE PASSES WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO ICY...
   SNOW COVERED ROADS. HEAVY WET SNOW MAY RESULT IN TREE DAMAGE
  AND SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.
Winter Park, CO yesterday. photo: winter park
Winter Park, CO yesterday. photo: winter park

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