NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Colorado | 4-8″ of Snow 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 until 9:00pm Wednesday. Persistent snowfall is expected to impact the are throughout this time. Travel could be hazardous, especially in the mountains.


  • 4-8″ of Snow Today

“A weather disturbance in the moist southwest flow will result in a good chance of snow across much of eastern Utah and western Colorado later today through Wednesday. Winter weather advisories have been posted through Wednesday for the southern and central mountains, and for lower elevations of southwest Colorado. UPDATE: this now includes the northwest Colorado mountains as well). 4 to 12 inches of new snow will fall over these mountains, with up to 6 inches over lower areas of southwest Colorado by Wednesday evening.”

– NOAA Grand Junction, CO

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

Snow levels are forecasted to hover around 6,000ft throughout the storm.

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

Additional Storm Info:

Snowfall totals through Thursday. Image: NOAA Grand Junction, CO

Colorado: 4-8″ of Snow Today

* Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches.
- NOAA Grand Junction, CO
Extended forecast for Telluride, CO. Image: NOAA

Winter Weather Advisory:

National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
911 PM MST Tue Jan 15 2019

Northwest San Juan Mountains-
Including the cities of Telluride, Ouray, and Lake City

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8

* WHERE...Northwest San Juan Mountains.

* WHEN...From 9 PM this evening to 9 PM MST Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult,
  especially along Highways 550 over Red Mountain Pass.
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

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