NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory today for Colorado’s mountains today that is calling for 5-14″ of snow today with snowfall rates up to 1″ per hour at times. Things will dry out on Sunday before the next storm rolls in on Tuesday-Wednesday.
“A dry day is expected on Sunday with the next storm system impacting the area Tuesday through Wednesday.” – NOAA Grand Junction, CO today
The graphic below is showing up to 21″ of snowfall forecast in spots.
“Snowfall rates up to one inch per hour will be possible.” – NOAA Denver, CO today
Colorado ski resorts just saw up to 24″ of snowfall in the past 3-days. Another 5-14″ of snow in CO today is gonna make for a killer weekend.
3-Day Snowfall Totals at CO Ski Resorts:
- Steamboat = 24″
- Telluride = 22″
- Winter Park = 19″
- Beaver Creek = 18″
- Vail = 18″
- Powderhorn = 17″
- Breckenridge = 17″
- Loveland = 15″
- Silverton = 14″
- Monarch = 12″
- Keystone = 12″
- Aspen = 12″
- Copper = 12″
- Eldora = 11″
“Snow will begin over the northern and central mountains this morning before shifting to the central and southern mountains this evening into Saturday afternoon, as a low pressure system and associated cold front move through the area from north to south tonight. The lower valleys will see relatively mild conditions today with chances of rain increasing this evening as the cold front and low track south of I-70. Rain may mix in at times with snow and while the higher valleys will see some snowfall, impacts appear to be minimal. The mountains however will benefit the most from this storm with snowfall amounts in the 5 to 10 inch range with some higher amounts of 8 to 14 inches in the northern Colorado mountains. Showers will wind down Saturday evening and come to an end Saturday night as drier air moves in behind this system. A dry day is expected on Sunday with the next storm system impacting the area Tuesday through Wednesday. Temperatures will be cooler in clouds and showers.” – Grand Junction, CO
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for COLORADO:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO 432 AM MDT FRI MAR 25 2016 GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS- ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT... * LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...ASPEN...VAIL...SNOWMASS. * TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. * SNOW ACCUMULATION...5 TO 10 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ON WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES. * WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. * IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BE ICY AND SNOWPACKED.