NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory for Colorado Tonight/Tomorrow | 3-6″ of Snow Forecast

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PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory. image:  noaa, today
PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory. image: noaa, today

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

image:  noaa, today
image: noaa, 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

image:  noaa, today
image: noaa, 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.

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