NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For CO | 4-8+” of Snow Above 11,000ft Today – Thursday Morning

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
PURPLE= Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Colorado. A cold front is expected to move through and turn rain to snow, along with lowering snow levels as the storm progresses.

4-8+” of Snow Above 11,000ft Wednesday – Thursday Morning.

NOAA Has Issued A Winter Weather Advisory For:

  • Colorado
7 day snowfall totals are looking GOOD for Colorado. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

Snow levels are expected to hover around 11,000ft, but they may drop down to 10,000ft during heavy snow showers.

Additional Storm Info:

Significant high elevation snow will be possible over the San Juan Mountains Wednesday night and Thursday as an early season storm impacts the region. Image: NOAA Grand Junction, CO
An upper level storm system over the desert southwest will bring widespread areas of precipitation and a few embedded thunderstorms to eastern Colorado into Thursday as it moves slowly towards the northeast. Image: NOAA Pueblo, CO

Colorado: 4-8+” of Snow Above 11,000ft Wednesday – Thursday Morning

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 to 8 inches with locally higher amounts
- NOAA Grand Junction, CO
Low pressure over the southwest U.S. will push abundant moisture into southern parts of eastern Utah and western Colorado today, with measurable rainfall for many areas south of I-70. Image: NOAA Grand Junction, CO
Showers will increase across the north central and northeast Colorado this afternoon through tonight. Image: NOAA Boulder, CO
Cooler air and accumulating snowfall are on the way. Image: NOAA: Grand Junction, CO

Colorado Winter Weather Advisory:

National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
330 AM MDT Wed Sep 27 2017

Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-


The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a
Winter Weather Advisory for snow above 11,000 feet which is in
effect from 3 PM this afternoon to 9 AM MDT Thursday.

* LOCATIONS...San Juans mountains near and above 11,000 feet.

* TIMING...Snow will begin after 3PM and continue through tomorrow

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 to 8 inches with locally higher amounts

* SNOW LEVEL...11,000 feet but possibly lowering to 10,000 feet
 under heavier showers.

* WINDS...Southeast 10 to 15 MPH.

* VISIBILITY...Down to 1/2 mile at times.

* IMPACTS...Travel on mountain roads and passes will become
 difficult this afternoon and overnight.
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

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