NOAA: Heavy Snow Is Headed For CO | 8-18″ of Snow Is Forecasted To Fall Above 8,000ft Tonight – Saturday Morning

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PINK= Winter Storm Warning. BLUE= Winter Storm Watch. PUPRLE= Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Weather Advisories, and Winter Storm Watches for Colorado. They are in effect from late Tonight – early Saturday Morning. The storm is expected to bring heavy snow and high winds, which will result in reduced visibility and difficult travel conditions.

8-18″ of Snow Is Forecasted To Fall Above 8,000ft Tonight – Saturday Morning In Colorado.

NOAA Has Issued A Winter Storm Warning For:

  • Colorado

NOAA Has Issued A Winter Storm Watch For:

  • Colorado

NOAA Has Issued A Winter Weather Advisory For:

  • Colorado
7 day snowfall totals are looking BIG in CO. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

Snow levels are expected to start out around 8,000 – 9,000ft today, but accumulating snowfall is expected to occur in the mountain valleys starting Friday Night.

Additional Storm Info:

High winds & heavy snow on tap for CO. Image: NOAA Denver, CO
Forecast snowfall for southeast Colorado from 5 PM tonight through 5 AM Saturday morning. Image: NOAA Pueblo, CO

Colorado: 8-18″ of Snow Above 8,000ft Tonight – Saturday Morning

* Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches, with
  localized amounts up to 18 inches possible.
- NOAA Grand Junction, CO
Winter system is moving in. Image: NOAA Grand Junction, CO
Warm today, then the storm moves in. Image: Pueblo, CO
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

CO Winter Storm Warning:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
706 AM MST Thu Nov 16 2017

.A winter storm will be impacting the Colorado mountains beginning
tonight and persisting into Saturday morning. The storm will start
out on the warm side with impacts mainly near mountain pass level
and above. Cold air arrives Friday afternoon to NW Colorado and
will make the southern border by sunrise on Saturday. The colder
air will make for better accumulating snowfall as well as quickly
icing and freezing roadways. Travel impacts are possible tonight
into Friday afternoon...but will be likely over a larger part of
the area Friday night as the cold air arrives.

Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-
Including the cities of Skyway, Aspen, Vail, Snowmass,
Crested Butte, Taylor Park, and Marble

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM
MST SATURDAY ABOVE 8000 FEET...

* WHAT...Snow...heavy at times...along with periods of blowing and
 drifting snow above 8000 feet. Plan on difficult travel
 conditions. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches, with
 localized amounts up to 18 inches possible.

* WHERE...Grand and Battlement Mesas, Gore and Elk
 Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys and West Elk and Sawatch
 Mountains.

* WHEN...From late this evening through early Saturday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as 45 to 55 mph above 8500
 feet will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow with
 visibilities reduced to under a half mile at times. Accumulating
 snow levels are likely to fluctuate tonight and Friday until
 the colder air arrives by Friday evening when snow levels fall
 to valley floors.

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