NOAA: 2-4 Feet of Snow For Colorado Mountains Next 3 Days | 8-16″ of Snow for Denver

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Steamboat, CO today. photo: michael flemming
Steamboat, CO today. photo: michael flemming

Colorado Storm =

  • Hitting now until Sunday
  • 2-4 feet of snow forecast in the mountains
  • 10-13″ of snow forecast in the foothills
  • 8-16″ of snow forecast inĀ Denver
  • Winter Storm Watches & Winter Storm Warnings issued by NOAA
Big snow forecast in CO. image: noaa, today
Big snow forecast in CO. image: noaa, today

“Updated weather briefing for the storm moving into the region today and continuing through Saturday night. 10 to 13 inches possible for the lower foothills with 8 to 16 inches over Denver. Actual accumulation will be less due settling and the high water content. Travel caution is advised for the mountains with up to 4 feet possible over the higher elevations” – NOAA Denver, CO today

image: noaa, today
image: noaa, today

WINTER STORM WARNING for LOVELAND PASS:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
110 PM MDT FRI APR 15 2016

...STRONG AND POTENT STORM WILL MOVE ACROSS COLORADO THIS
WEEKEND...

.A STRONG STORM SYSTEM NOW MOVING INTO NORTHWESTERN ARIZONA IS
EXPECTED TO MOVE EASTWARD INTO THE FOUR CORNERS AREA AROUND MID
NIGHT TONIGHT. THIS STORM IS THEN EXPECTED TO STALL OVER THE FOUR
CORNERS REGION THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND IMPACT COLORADO WEATHER
OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

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 BE HEAVY
AND WILL CAUSE TREE LIMBS TO DOWN POWER LINES.

THE LATEST COMPUTER FORECASTS ALSO INDICATE THAT TEMPERATURES
WILL BE COOL ENOUGH ON THE NORTHEAST COLORADO PLAINS FOR
PRECIPITATION TO FALL IN THE FORM OF SNOW ALONG THE I-
25 CORRIDOR BY LATER THIS EVENING CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY.
ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN FALLING OVER THE PLAINS
BY MID NIGHT. SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ON THE
PLAINS AND PALMER DIVIDE SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT.

WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
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-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PARK COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...
EAST SLOPES PARK AND NORTHERN GORE RANGES...GORE PASS...
RABBIT EARS PASS...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...FAIRPLAY...
HARTSEL...LAKE GEORGE...SOUTH PARK

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT SUNDAY...

* TIMING...RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS
  AFTERNOON AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH TONIGHT AND
  SATURDAY. SNOW WILL CONTINUE FALLING THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT
  AND INTO SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 17 INCHES EXPECTED THROUGH SATURDAY.
  ADDITIONAL SNOW IS EXPECTED SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH. VISIBILITIES COULD
  BE LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES IN HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS.

* IMPACTS...SNOW-COVERED AND SNOW PACKED ROADS SHOULD BE
  EXPECTED.

Purgatory, CO at 3pm today. photo: purgatory
Purgatory, CO at 3pm today. photo: purgatory
"Update at 2:30 pm, heavy snow and blowing snow occuring at Vail and Vail Pass on I-70 with hazardous road conditions as bands of heavier precipitation move through the area. Please use caution when traveling and be prepared for changing conditions. Other areas are seeing heavy snow with some moderate rain in some valley locations." - NOAA Grand Junction, CO today
“Update at 2:30 pm, heavy snow and blowing snow occuring at Vail and Vail Pass on I-70 with hazardous road conditions as bands of heavier precipitation move through the area. Please use caution when traveling and be prepared for changing conditions. Other areas are seeing heavy snow with some moderate rain in some valley locations.” – NOAA Grand Junction, CO today
image: noaa, today
image: noaa, today
Loveland pass forecast = snow everyday. image: noaa, today
Loveland pass forecast = snow everyday. image: noaa, today
image: noaa, today
image: noaa, today

 


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