NOAA has issued Winter Storm Warnings & Winter Weather Advisories all over Colorado today.
4-12″ of snow is forecast over much of the state with the high country seeing the most snow.
* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES WITH UP TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE NEAR RED MOUNTAIN PASS. - NOAA Denver, CO today
CO and much of the west just went through a bit of a dry, hot spell.
Denver hit 73ºF last week. Some spots in CO got as hot as 78ºF. This return to winter is much appreciated.
CO had been doing well this year with Wolf Creek at 321″ of snowfall for the season.
Let the good times roll.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for COLORADO:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO 936 AM MST MON FEB 22 2016 GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS- GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS- WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS- SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS- ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST TUESDAY... * LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...SKYWAY...ASPEN...VAIL... SNOWMASS...CRESTED BUTTE...TAYLOR PARK...MARBLE...OURAY... TELLURIDE...LAKE CITY...SILVERTON. * TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN MIDDAY AND INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON. PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. * SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES WITH UP TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE NEAR RED MOUNTAIN PASS. * WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. * IMPACTS...SNOW ACCUMULATION ON ROADWAYS...ESPECIALLY ON MOUNTAIN PASSES...WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT. IN ADDITION... VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED AT TIMES DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. BE PREPARED FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS.