Winter Storm Warnings Issued For CO & NM | 8-14″ of Snow For Colorado Through Late Wednesday Morning

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
PINK= Winter Storm Warning. PUPRLE= Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA

Winter Weather Advisories have been upgraded to Winter Storm Warnings in Colorado and New Mexico as a winter storm continues to pound the area.

8-14″ of snow is forecasted for Colorado through Wednesday Morning.

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

Snow levels are expected to be around 8,500ft today, before dropping below mountain bases later tonight.

Additional Storm Information:

Intense Spring Storm. Image: NOAA Pueblo, CO
Snow & Rain Totals. Image: NOAA Boulder, CO
Snow up high. Image: NOAA Boulder, CO

Colorado: 8-14″ of Total Snow Accumulation Through Wednesday

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...An additional 4 to 6 inches of new snow
  bringing total snowfall of 8 to 14 inches, mainly above 9000
  feet with lesser amounts below. Locally higher amounts above
  10,000 feet.
- NOAA Grand Junction, CO
New Mexico snow. Image: NOAA Albuquerque, NM
Still some uncertainty. Image: NOAA Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico: 5-10+” of Snow Through Wednesday

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Generally 5 to 10 inches. Up to 12 inches
  near Raton Pass and up to 20 inches over the higher peaks of the
  Sangre De Cristo Mountains.
- NOAA Albuquerque, NM
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

Winter Weather Advisory For Telluride:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
735 AM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT
WEDNESDAY ABOVE 9000 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Telluride, Silverton, and Rico.

* TIMING...Snow will continue through late Wednesday morning,
  though there will be lulls along with the moderate to heavy snow
  at times.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...An additional 4 to 6 inches of new snow
  bringing total snowfall of 8 to 14 inches, mainly above 9000
  feet with lesser amounts below. Locally higher amounts above
  10,000 feet.

* SNOW LEVEL...Snow levels will rise to near 8500 feet during the
  day, then lower below mountain bases tonight.

* WINDS...North 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* VISIBILITY...Lowering to less than 1/2 mile at times in heavier
  snow showers.

* IMPACTS...High elevation roadways will be slick and snowpacked,
  especially US-550 over Molas Pass and Red Mountain Pass as well
  as Lizard Head Pass on Hwy 145. In addition, snow and areas of
  blowing snow will reduce visibility.


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