NOAA: Winter Storm Warning Issued For Parts Of Colorado | Up To 18" Forecasted

NOAA: Winter Storm Warning Issued For Parts Of Colorado | Up To 18" Forecasted

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NOAA: Winter Storm Warning Issued For Parts Of Colorado | Up To 18" Forecasted

Snowfall forecast for Friday | Photo Credit: NOAA | Cover Photo:

Snowfall forecast for Friday | Photo Credit: NOAA | Cover Photo: MrMedia

A Winter Storm is moving across the west and Colorado is looking to get absolutely pounded over the next couple days.

EPIC ALERT: Sierra, Rockies, Oregon Cascades 2-3 FEET LIKELY

So far, the forecast is split over I-70 with the highest amounts falling north and south of the central Colorado interstate. Right now, Crested Butte, Monarch, and Steamboat are all under Winter Storm Warning with up to 18″ forecasted for the higher elevations. The storm is forecasted to come in warm before getting bitterly cold on Saturday and Sunday.

LET IT SNOW!

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Winter Storm Warning (Crested Butte, Vail, Monarch)

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM MST SATURDAY ABOVE 8000 FEET…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING ABOVE 8000 FEET FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM MST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF…VAIL…CRESTED BUTTE…
TAYLOR PARK…MARBLE.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS AND HIGH MESAS THURSDAY EVENING…BECOMING MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES EARLY FRIDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. SNOW WILL LINGER INTO
SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION…12 TO 18 INCHES GENERALLY ABOVE 8000 FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ON FAVORED ASPECTS ABOVE TIMBERLINE.

* SNOW LEVEL…SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATING SNOW LEVELS WILL VARYING THROUGH THE STORM. AT OR BELOW MOUNTAIN BASES THURSDAY NIGHT LIFTING DURING THE DAY FRIDAY THEN CRASHING BEHIND THE FRONTAL PASSAGE FRIDAY EVENING.

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55
MPH…BECOMING NORTH EARLY SATURDAY. AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS LIKELY ESPECIALLY ABOVE 10000 FEET

* IMPACTS…ROADS OVER THE MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL SEE SNOW ACCUMULATION BY LATE THURSDAY. BELOW 9000 FEET MELTING SNOW AND SLUSHY CONDITIONS WILL BE SEEN FRIDAY AFTERNOON. AS THE COLDER AIR MOVES IN FRIDAY NIGHT ICY CONDITIONS WILL EXISTS AS TEMPERATURES PLUMMET. ANY SNOW COMBINED WITH STRONG WINDS WILL
CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY LIKELY.

Winter Storm Warning (Steamboat, Rabbit Ears, Buffalo Pass)

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM MST SATURDAY ABOVE 8000 FEET…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING ABOVE 8000 FEET FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM MST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF…COLUMBINE…HAHNS PEAK… TOPONAS…BUFORD…TRAPPERS LAKE.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE NORTHERN COLORADO MOUNTAINS THURSDAY LATE THURSDAY EVENING…BECOMING MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES ON EARLY FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY NIGHT. SNOW WILL
LINGER INTO SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION…12 TO 18 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ON FAVORED ASPECTS ABOVE TIMBERLINE.

* SNOW LEVEL…SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATING SNOW LEVELS WILL VARYING THROUGH THE STORM. AT OR BELOW MOUNTAIN BASES THURSDAY NIGHT LIFTING DURING THE DAY FRIDAY THEN CRASHING BEHIND THE FRONTAL PASSAGE FRIDAY EVENING.

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55
MPH…BECOMING NORTH FRIDAY EVENING. AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS LIKELY ESPECIALLY ABOVE 10000 FEET.

* IMPACTS…ROADS OVER THE MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL SEE SNOW ACCUMULATION BY LATE THURSDAY. BELOW 9000 FEET MELTING SNOW AND SLUSHY CONDITIONS WILL BE SEEN FRIDAY AFTERNOON. AS THE COLDER AIR MOVES IN FRIDAY NIGHT ICY CONDITIONS WILL EXISTS AS TEMPERATURES PLUMMET. ANY SNOW COMBINED WITH STRONG WINDS WILL
CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY LIKELY.

 

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