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, Telluride, Monarch, Crested Butte, Vail, Steamboat, 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!
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
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.
Find the entire NOAA post here: Winter weather returns to the Colorado high country Monday, and the Thanksgiving Week Outlook