NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Colorado | 3-8+” Of Snow Is Expected To Fall Today

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PURPLE= Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Colorado. It’s in effect through this evening. Heavy snow may impact the mountains at times. Another system is expected to move in tomorrow morning, followed by another late this weekend.

“Snow and rain showers will cross the forecast area this morning and early afternoon. A   Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Eastern Uinta Mountains in Utah, and Central   and Northern Mountains in Colorado. Snow accumulation from today’s storm will be 4 to 8   inches, mainly above 8,000 feet with localized amounts up to 10 inches. A brief dry period is   expected this evening before the next system moves across the region tomorrow morning.”

– NOAA Grand Junction, CO

7 day snowfall totals. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for areas above 8,000ft, but light snow is expected to fall in the plains.

Additional Storm Info:

Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA Denver, CO
Rain and snow continues Today. Image: NOAA Grand Junction, CO

Colorado: 3-8+” of Snow Today

* Total snow accumulations of 3 to 8 inches
  are likely, with up to a foot of snow 
  possible up around timberline.
- NOAA Denver, CO
Snow for the mountains today. Image: NOAA Pueblo, CO
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

The 6-10 day outlook calls for below average precipitation and below average temperatures in Colorado.

Excelerator Cam at Copper Mountain, CO right now. Image: Copper Mountain

Colorado Winter Weather Advisory:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver CO
635 AM MDT Wed Oct 10 2018

Rabbit Ears Pass-
Rocky Mountain National Park and the Medicine Bow Range-
The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the
Indian Peaks-
Including the cities of East Slopes Park and Northern Gore
Ranges, Gore Pass, Rabbit Ears Pass, Cameron Pass,
Laramie and Medicine Bow Mountains, Rabbit Ears Range,
Rocky Mountain National Park, Willow Creek Pass, Berthoud Pass,
Breckenridge, East Slopes Mosquito Range,
East Slopes Southern Gore Range, Eisenhower Tunnel, Indian Peaks,
Kenosha Mountains, Mount Evans, Williams Fork Mountains,
and Winter Park

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

* WHAT...Snowfall, briefly heavy at times on the mountain
  passes. Snowfall should taper off this evening with the
  departing storm system. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 8
  inches are likely, with up to a foot of snow possible up
  around timberline.

* WHERE...Rabbit Ears Pass, Rocky Mountain National Park, the
  Medicine Bow Range, the Mountains of Summit County, the
  Mosquito Range and the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area.

* WHEN...Until 9 PM MDT tonight.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery and possibly snow
  covered road ways. Hazardous winter driving conditions will
  impact travel in the northern Colorado mountains through this
  evening, particularly on the high mountain passes.

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