NOAA Issues Winter Storm Warning | Colorado's Thanksgiving Snowfall Outlook

Radar forecast for Thanksgiving day | Photo Credit: NOAA

NOAA Issues Winter Storm Warning | Colorado's Thanksgiving Snowfall Outlook

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NOAA Issues Winter Storm Warning | Colorado's Thanksgiving Snowfall Outlook

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Photo Credit: NWS Grand Junction | Cover Photo: Rob!

A winter storm is making its way into Colorado today and by Thanksgiving day, we could see up to 14″ of snow in some areas of Colorado!

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The storm looks to arrive warm with snow levels between 8500-9000′ but by Tuesday morning those snow levels should drop to 6000-6500′– fingers crossed. Silverton, TellurideMonarch, Crested Butte, VailSteamboat, Loveland, and Summit County should the highest and driest snowfall amounts by the end of the week.

“Totals of 8-14 inches are possible with locally higher amounts possible”NWS Grand Junction

On Wednesday, most of Colorado will a break in snowfall before the snow returns in earnest on Thanksgiving Day!

Photo Credit: NWS Boulder

Photo Credit: NWS Boulder

Colorado’s Thanksgiving Snowstorm

  • 8-14″ of snow by Wednesday
  • Snow levels dropping from 9,000′ to 6000′ by Tuesday
  • Heaviest amounts falling near Monarch Pass
  • Break on Wednesday before second storm hits on Thanksgiving
A-Basin is getting closer to opening its summit chair | Photo Credit: Al's Blog

A-Basin is getting closer to opening its summit chair | Photo Credit: Al’s Blog

Winter Storm Warning

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST TUESDAY ABOVE 8500 FEET…

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF…SILVERTON…RICO.

* TIMING…OCCASIONAL SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING BEFORE ENDING TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION…8 TO 14 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ON SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

* SNOW LEVEL…NEAR 9000 FEET… LOWERING TO AROUND 6000 FEET BY TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS…HEAVY SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW WILL RESULT IN HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY OVER HIGHER ELEVATION ROADS SUCH AS RED MOUNTAIN AND LIZARD HEAD PASS.

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Radar forecast for Thanksgiving day | Photo Credit: NOAA

Find the entire NOAA post here: Winter weather returns to the Colorado high country Monday, and the Thanksgiving Week Outlook

 

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