NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory for Colorado Today | 2-5″ of Snow Forecast

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Telluride, CO yesterday. photo: telluride
Telluride, CO yesterday. photo: telluride

It snowed all over Colorado yesterday.  It continues today.

NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Colorado that expires today at 11am.

2-5″ of snow is expected today above 9,000′.  

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS DOWN TO 7500 FEET WITH
  2-5 INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET. - NOAA DENVER, CO TODAY
Snow forecast map for Colorado today. image: noaa, today
Snow forecast map for Colorado today. image: noaa, today

Snow levels will dip as low as 7,500′.

“A powerful early fall weather system will bring some snow to the area this morning! Winter weather advisories are in effect for the Eastern Uintas, Elk Head and Park Mountains until 9 and 11 am respectively. Snow accumulation of 2-5 inches are expected above 9000 feet with light accumulations below to 7500 feet. Portions of the Southern San Juans may also pick up a light dusting of snow. However impactful accumulations are not expected. Snow showers should tapper off this afternoon and evening. Temperatures will be below normal for much of the area for the next few days. Dry weather is expected Sunday and through the first part of next week.” – NOAA Grand Junction, CO today

Winter Weather Advisories are also in effect in Utah (6-12″ forecast) and Wyoming (4-12″ forecast) today.

PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisories in WY, UT, CO today. image: noaa, today
PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisories in WY, UT, CO today. image: noaa, today
Copper Mountain, CO yesterday. photo: copper mt.
Copper Mountain, CO yesterday. photo: copper mt.
Arapahoe Basin, CO yesterday. photo: a basin
Arapahoe Basin, CO yesterday. photo: a basin
Loveland, CO yesterday.
Loveland, CO yesterday.
Crested Butte, CO today.  photo:  crested butte
Crested Butte, CO today. photo: crested butte
Telluride, CO yesterday. photo: telluride
Telluride, CO yesterday. photo: telluride

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for COLORADO:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
832 AM MDT SAT SEP 24 2016

...FALL SYSTEM TO BRING A TASTE OF WINTER TO THE NORTHERN UTAH
AND COLORADO MOUNTAINS THIS MORNING...

ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-FLAT TOPS-

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MDT THIS
MORNING ABOVE 9000 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITY OF...TRAPPERS LAKE.

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS DOWN TO 7500 FEET WITH
  2-5 INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO LESS THAN A MILE AT TIMES IN MODERATE
  SNOW SHOWERS.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS ARE LIKELY TO BECOME SLUSHY TO SNOWPACKED
  AND CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

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