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