SnowBrains Forecast: 6-12″ of Snow to Fall Across Colorado’s Western Mountains

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NBM Snowfall Map Through 5 PM Friday. Source: maps.weaatherbell.com

Forecast By SnowBrains Chief Meteorologist – Eric McNamee

 9:05 pm MST, 11/8/2022

Forecast Summary:

A through will push through Colorado and bring 6-12″ of snow to the mountains of western Colorado through Friday morning.

Snow will begin to fill in from the west Wednesday morning and continue on and off through Thursday. 

Snow will taper off during the morning Friday as the trough moves off to the east.

Places to see the most snowfall are Steamboat, Aspen, Monarch Mountain, Wolf Creek, and Telluride.

Short-Term Forecast:

Tuesday Night-Friday:

A trough will push through Colorado and bring 6-12″ of snow to the western mountains through Friday morning.

Snow will begin to fill in Wednesday morning as a stout cold front pushes in from the west.

During this time is when snowfall rates will be the highest for most mountain locations.

Behind the cold front, snow showers will keep going under moist, unstable, west-to-northwest flow.

Snow will then continue on and off through Thursday before tapering off during the day Friday. 

This has prompted the National Weather Service to issue Winter Weather Advisories for the area.

NWS Snowfall Map. Source: NWS Grand Junction

Long-Term Forecast:

Saturday-Monday:

Conditions then remain dry through the weekend as a shortwave ridge builds over Colorado.

Another chance for snow may be possible early next week as closed low brushes by the southern part of the state.

This is still too far out to make any true predictions so will keep an eye on how it progresses.

Extended Forecast:

Monday and Beyond:

Global ensembles are indicating below-average precipitation and below-average temperature across Colorado through the extended.

8-14 Day Precipitation Outlook. Source: https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/
8-14 Day Temperature Outlook. Source: https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

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