NOAA is calling for 2-4 feet of snow for Colorado in the next 3 days. NOAA has issued Winter Storm Watches and Winter Storm Warnings all over Colorado.
Colorado’s Front Range is forecast to get the most snow.
“Winter Storm Warning for mountains and higher foothills starting Friday afternoon and going through Saturday into early Sunday.
Mountains/High Foothills: 2 to 4 feet of snow by Sunday morning. East Slope of Gore Range: 7-14 inches” – NOAA Denver, CO today
OpenSnow.com’s Joel Gratz agrees with NOAA and is calling for 2-4 feet of snow in the next 3-days as well.
“The heaviest snow will likely fall from Friday afternoon through Sunday midday, and amounts will average around 12 inches with 1-2 feet in the southern mountains and 2-4 feet near and east of the divide.” – Joel Gratz/OpenSnow.com
NOAA is calling for 1-2″ of snow per hour at times during this storm.
* IMPACTS…SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE. – NOAA Denver, CO today
Oh, and Wolf Creek just broke 400″ of snow, they have the most snowfall in CO, they have the deepest snowpack in CO, they have 1-3 feet of snow forecast in the next 3 days, AND they’re RE-OPENING this weekend…
WINTER STORM WARNING for COLORADO:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO 604 AM MDT THU APR 14 2016 ...POTENT STORM MOVING OVER COLORADO THIS WEEKEND... .A STRONG STORM SYSTEM JUST MOVING INLAND ALONG THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST WILL TRACK SOUTHEAST AND INTENSIFY INTO ARIZONA BY LATE FRIDAY. THIS STORM WILL BE VERY SLOW MOVING AND WILL IMPACT COLORADO WEATHER THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE STORM SYSTEM WILL CONTAIN HIGH AMOUNTS OF MOISTURE AND IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HEAVY AMOUNTS OF SNOW OVER THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS AND THE NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. THE SNOW WILL HAVE HIGH DENSITY WHICH MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH BROKEN TREE BRANCHES AND DOWNED POWER LINES. SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/ NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET- SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/ GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-LARIMER AND BOULDER COUNTIES BETWEEN 6000 AND 9000 FEET- JEFFERSON AND WEST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET/GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/NORTHEAST PARK COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CAMERON PASS... LARAMIE AND MEDICINE BOW MOUNTAINS...RABBIT EARS RANGE... ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK...WILLOW CREEK PASS... BERTHOUD PASS...BRECKENRIDGE...EAST SLOPES MOSQUITO RANGE... EAST SLOPES SOUTHERN GORE RANGE...EISENHOWER TUNNEL... INDIAN PEAKS...KENOSHA MOUNTAINS...MOUNT EVANS... WILLIAMS FORK MOUNTAINS...WINTER PARK...ESTES PARK...GLENDEVEY... NEDERLAND...RED FEATHER LAKES...BAILEY...CENTRAL CITY... EVERGREEN...GEORGETOWN...IDAHO SPRINGS...WESTCREEK ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO 6 AM MDT SUNDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO 6 AM MDT SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY AND INTO SUNDAY. THE SNOW COULD BE HEAVY AT TIMES. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 FEET OF SNOW CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. * WIND/VISIBILITY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AT 15 TO 25 MPH. VISIBILITIES LESS THAN ONE MILE WILL BE POSSIBLE IN HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS. * IMPACTS...ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SNOW-COVERED AND SNOW PACKED...POSSIBLY LEADING TO ROAD CLOSURES. DENSE AND HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATING ON TREE BRANCHES MAY CAUSE TREES TO FALL... OR BRANCHES TO BREAK OFF.
WINTER STORM WATCH for COLORADO:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO 355 AM MDT THU APR 14 2016 GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS- GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS- WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLAT TOPS- UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE- NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS- LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS- ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. * LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...ASPEN...VAIL...SNOWMASS... CRESTED BUTTE...TAYLOR PARK...MARBLE...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE... RIDGWAY...GLADE PARK...TELLURIDE...OURAY...LAKE CITY... SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS...MONTICELLO. * TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AT LOCATIONS ABOVE 9000 FEET ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITH RAIN AND SNOW MIXED IN BELOW 9000 FEET. SNOW LEVEL WILL LOWER TO MOUNTAIN BASES BY SATURDAY MORNING. * SNOW ACCUMULATION...A FOOT OR MORE IS POSSIBLE WITH UP TO TWO FEET POSSIBLE IN THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FEET. * WINDS...EAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. * VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO UNDER ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES IN MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. * IMPACTS...SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE.