NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for southwest Colorado tonight and tomorrow that is calling of 3-6″ of snowfall.
The heaviest accumulations will be above 10,000′.
* SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 TO 6 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ABOVE 11000 FEET. * SNOW LEVEL...HEAVIEST ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL BE ABOVE 10000 FEET. - NOAA Denver, CO today
Arapahoe Basin, CO is already open daily. They opened on October 21st, 2016.
Loveland Pass, CO is hoping to open next week.
Copper Mountain, CO plans to open on November 11th.
“A winter Weather advisory is in effect beginning tonight at Midnight for elevations above 10,000 feet highlighted in the purple. A storm system will bring the chance for accumulating snowfall to portions of the San Juan Mountains late Friday through Saturday. Accumulations of 3 to 6 inches with locally higher amounts are possible. Travel may be difficult over high mountain passes. The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until Saturday at Noon.” – NOAA Denver, CO today
WINTER WEATHER OUTLOOK for COLORADO:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO 533 AM MDT FRI NOV 4 2016 NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS- ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON MDT SATURDAY ABOVE 10000 FEET... * LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF GLADSTONE...CAMP BIRD...AND ELK PARK. MOUNTAIN PASSES INCLUDING MOLAS PASS...STONY PASS...AND RED MOUNTAIN PASS. * TIMING...SNOW SHOWERS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH TOMORROW AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR LATER THIS EVENING INTO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. * SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 TO 6 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ABOVE 11000 FEET. * SNOW LEVEL...HEAVIEST ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL BE ABOVE 10000 FEET. * WINDS...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH NEAR RIDGES. * IMPACTS...ROADWAYS ABOVE 10000 FEET ARE LIKELY TO BECOME SLUSHY AND SNOWPACKED AND CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS... ESPECIALLY OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES...LATE FRIDAY EVENING INTO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.