NOAA: Heavy Snow On Tap For Colorado | 10-15+” of Snow Friday – Saturday Morning

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

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, Winter Storm Watch. and Winter Weather Advisory for Colorado. They are in effect from Friday – Saturday Morning. Heavy snowfall is forecasted to impact the area, which should make for an epic weekend of powder skiing.

10-15+” of Snow Friday – Saturday Morning

7 day snowfall totals. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

Accumulating snowfall is forecasted to occur above 9,000ft, but snow may fall at elevations below that.

Additional Storm Info:

“Winter weather headlines have been issued starting tonight and lasting through Saturday morning!
Breakdown: Winter Storm Warnings in the San Juans above 10,000′ Winter Storm Warning for the West Elks above 9,000′ Winter Weather Advisories for the Elk, Gore, Flat Top, Park and eastern Uinta range above 9000′.” -NOAA Grand Junction, CO
Snow storm totals. Image: NOAA Denver, CO

Colorado: 10-15+” of Snow Friday – Saturday Morning

* Total snow accumulations of 10 to 15
  inches, with localized amounts 
  up to 18 inches, are expected.
- NOAA Denver, CO

6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

CO Winter Storm Watch:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
924 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM
MDT SATURDAY ABOVE 10000 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 15
  inches, with localized amounts up to 18 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Northwest San Juan Mountains and Southwest San Juan
  Mountains.

* WHEN...From 9 PM this evening to 6 AM MDT Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions over
  mountain passes. Be prepared for significant reductions in
  visibility at times.
Powder turns at Telluride Ski Resort, CO. Image: Telluride Facebook Page

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