NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Colorado | 5-10+” of Snow Above 9,500ft Tonight – Friday Night

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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 from 6:00pm Tonight – 6:00pm Friday Night. The heaviest snow accumulations are expected to occur above 9,500ft, but rain is forecasted to mix with snow up to 10,000ft.

5-10+” of Snow Above 9,500ft Tonight – Friday Night.

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

The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for areas above 9,500ft, which is where the best chance for accumulation snowfall is. 

Additional Storm Info:

Telluride, CO extended forecast. Image: NOAA
Weather turns cold and snowy tonight. Image: NOAA Grand Junction, CO

Colorado: 5-10+” of Snow Above 9,500ft Tonight – Friday Night

* Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches with locally
  higher amounts are expected. Up to 2 feet of snow is possible
  for favored southwest-facing slopes above the tree line.
- NOAA Grand Junction, CO
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

CO Winter Weather Advisory:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
919 AM MDT Thu Mar 22 2018

Grand and Battlement Mesas-West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Including the cities of Taylor Park, Silverton, and Rico

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 6 PM MDT FRIDAY ABOVE 9500 FEET...

* WHAT...Snow expected, mixed with rain to near 10,000 feet in the
  evening. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches with locally
  higher amounts are expected. Up to 2 feet of snow is possible
  for favored southwest-facing slopes above the tree line.

* WHERE...Grand and Battlement Mesas, West Elk and Sawatch
  Mountains, Northwest San Juan Mountains and Southwest San Juan
  Mountains.

* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 6 PM MDT Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions over
  the mountain passes. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will
  cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.
Telluride, CO on 3/19/18. Image: Blister Review

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