NOAA: 10-20″ for Wolf Creek, CO This Week

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Forecast for Wolf Creek, CO this week looking fine.
Forecast for Wolf Creek, CO this week looking fine.

NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the San Juan mountains including Wolf Creek ski area that is calling for 10-20″ of new snow.  This advisory is in effect from now until 5pm Saturday.  NOAA has this storm focused on Wolf Creek and they forecast “non-stop” snow through Saturday.

WOLF CREEK SKI AREA HAS REPORTED
THREE INCHES SO FAR...AND EXPECT PRETTY MUCH NON-STOP SNOW THROUGH
AT LEAST SATURDAY...COVERING THE HOLIDAY TRAVEL PERIOD. SNOW RATES
DO NOT LOOK TERRIBLY INTENSE...BUT WILL SEE THINGS PILE UP AND NOT
OUT THE QUESTION THAT SOME SPOTS COULD APPROACH 2 FEET TOTAL BY
THE END OF THE WEEKEND. - NOAA Pueblo, CO today
Pin = Wolf Creek.  PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory
Pin = Wolf Creek. PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory

NOAA is forecasting a lot of snow with this storm with 10-24″ of snow forecast between now and Saturday.  This is the best kind of storm for skiers and riders.  Non stop, accumulating snow for days makes for terrific storm skiing.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 TO 20 INCHES TOTAL ACCUMULATION. 
- NOAA Pueblo, CO today
snow and temp forecast maps.  image:  noaa, today
snow and temp forecast maps. image: noaa, today

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Wolf Creek has already gotten 3″ of snow today and they are forecast to get about 20 more inches…

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Wolf Creek today at 10am.
Wolf Creek today at 10am.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for COLORADO:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
854 AM MST THU NOV 26 2015

UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY/EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FT-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
INCLUDING...SOUTH FORK...CREEDE...CUMBRES PASS...WOLF CREEK PASS

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY.

* LOCATION...THE EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A WINTER STORM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION
  THROUGH SATURDAY WITH PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW
  CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 TO 20 INCHES TOTAL ACCUMULATION.

* IMPACT...ROADS WILL BECOME ICY AND SNOW COVERED. LOW
  VISIBILITIES AND ICY ROADS WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS HOLIDAY
  TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

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