NOAA has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Colorado Tuesday – Wednesday that is forecasting 8-12″ of snowfall.
* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 14 INCHES WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ON NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES. - NOAA Grand Junction, CO today
NOAA CO STORM DETAILS:
“Another warm day is expected Monday but southwest winds will increase in the afternoon. These winds and the warm dry weather will make agricultural burning of ditches, fields or brush piles difficult to control. Temperatures will challenge the 70 degree mark and the humidity will be quite low.
On Tuesday the cold front will move through the area. Stronger winds will precede and accompany the front with the strongest winds expected over south-central and southwest Colorado and southeast Utah. These strong winds will make agricultural burning nearly impossible to control and unsafe to accomplish.
With the front and following cold frontal passage, significant accumulating snowfall is expected across the northwest Colorado and central Colorado mountains Tuesday night through Wednesday night. Additional snow is possible across the same areas Friday and Saturday. Stay tuned and plan accordingly if planning to travel during this time!” – NOAA Grand Junction, CO today
Wolf Creek, CO = 343″ of snowfall this season
WINTER STORM WARNING for ASPEN:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO 408 AM MDT MON MAR 21 2016 ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS- GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS- WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLAT TOPS- ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. * LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...COLUMBINE...HAHNS PEAK... TOPONAS...ASPEN...VAIL...SNOWMASS...CRESTED BUTTE...TAYLOR PARK... MARBLE...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE. * TIMING...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO ACCUMULATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. * SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 14 INCHES WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ON NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES. * WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. * IMPACTS...VISIBILITY MAY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.