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:
NOAA Has Issued A Winter Storm Watch For:
NOAA Has Issued A Winter Weather Advisory For:
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:
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
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.