A number of winter warnings have been issued for Colorado with heavy snow expected above 8,500-feet, with up to 2-FEET possible for some ski areas.
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 PM MST THURSDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 24 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE...La Garita Mountains Above 10000 Feet, and Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet. * WHEN...From 11 PM this evening to 11 PM MST Thursday.
The southern mountains will see the most snow, with up to 2-FEET possible for Wolf Creek, and 14″ for Monarch Mountain. Winter Storm Warnings are in effect and will last right through to Friday morning. Monarch begins daily operations this weekend and this storm will be an awesome top-up to their 100% natural snowpack.
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...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM WEDNESDAY TO 5 AM MST FRIDAY ABOVE 8500 FEET... * WHAT...Snow expected above 8500 feet. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches. * WHERE...Elkhead and Park Mountains and Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys. * WHEN...From 5 AM Wednesday to 5 AM MST Friday.
The northern mountains will see up to 12″ snow, with Summit County resorts Breckenridge, Copper, and Keystone in for the best part of a foot of fresh snow. Winter Weather Advisories are in effect through Friday. Vail, who opened last week, and Aspen who will be opening early this weekend will both see double-digit accumulations from this storm.
Temperatures will drop slowly through the week, with lows of about 20ºF on Thursday. There won’t be any precipitation over the weekend, but next week and the Thanksgiving holiday are looking promising, with more storms on the way.