Winter Storm Warnings Issued For Colorado | 12-18″ of Snow Monday Morning – Tuesday Night

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
PINK= Winter Storm Warning. PURPLE= Winter Weather Advisory. BLUE= Winter Storm Watch. Image: NOAA

Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Weather Advisories, & Winter Storm Watches have been issued for Colorado from Monday Morning – Tuesday Night. Heavy snowfall and difficult travel conditions are expected to impact the area.

12-18″ of snow is expected to fall through Tuesday Night.

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

Cold temperatures are expected to stick around throughout this storm, which will ensure that any precipitation falling at ski resorts will fall in the form of snow.

Monday expectations. Image: NOAA Pueblo, CO
Storm totals. Image: NOAA Boulder, CO

Colorado: 12-18″ of Snow Monday Morning-Tuesday Night

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...12 to 18 inches.
- NOAA Grand Junction, CO
Snow incoming. Image: NOAA Grand Junction, CO
CO snow coverage. Image: NOAA Grand Junction, CO

Colorado Winter Storm Warning:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
326 PM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Northwest San Juan Mountains-
Southwest San Juan Mountains-

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM MONDAY TO MIDNIGHT
MST TUESDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a
Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow, which is in
effect from 6 AM Monday to midnight MST Tuesday night. The Winter
Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Silverton...Telluride...Rico...Dallas
  Divide...Crested Butte...Taylor Park.

* Timing...Snow is expected to start over the higher peaks prior
  to sunrise on Monday and become widespread and lower in
  elevation throughout the day. Snow...heavy at times...will then
  continue into Tuesday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...12 to 18 inches.

* WINDS...Southwest at 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 55 mph
  above 9500 feet Monday through Tuesday morning. Winds gradually
  turn westerly then northwest and decrease Tuesday afternoon.

* VISIBILITY...Less than one half mile in moderate to heavy snow
  and blowing snow.

* Impacts...Heavy snowfall and strong winds will quickly create
  hazardous driving conditions. Mountain roadways will be icy to
  snow-packed at times.
7 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
7 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

 


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