Winter Storm Warning In Effect For Most Of Colorado | Up To 30" Forecasted!

Winter Storm Warning In Effect For Most Of Colorado | Up To 30" Forecasted!

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Winter Storm Warning In Effect For Most Of Colorado | Up To 30" Forecasted!

Red Mountain Pass today | Cover Photo: NOAA

Red Mountain Pass today | Cover Photo: NOAA

Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for damn near all of Colorado and right now, southwest, central, and northwest Colorado are getting absolutely, positively DUMPED ON!

Related: Atmospheric River Setting Up For 10 FOOT Storm Totals Over The Next 7 Days

Silverton, CO and Steamboat are the respective bullseye’s of the recent radar forecast and both are forecasted to see over 2 feet out of new snow by Friday morning reports NOAA. That said, look for almost everyone to get a solid foot to two feet out of this storm.

Let It Snow!

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Winter Storm Warning (Elk, Gore, San Juan and Sawatch Mountains)

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST FRIDAY…

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF… ASPEN… VAIL… SNOWMASS… CRESTED BUTTE… TAYLOR PARK… MARBLE… RIDGWAY… GLADE PARK… TELLURIDE… OURAY…LAKE CITY… SILVERTON… RICO… HESPERUS.

* TIMING…PERIODS OF SNOW… HEAVY AT TIMES… WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION…15 TO 30 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ON WEST FACING SLOPES.

* WINDS…WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS…SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITY FOR TRAVELERS AND RECREATIONISTS. ROADWAYS WILL BECOME ICY AND SNOWPACKED MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT.

Winter Storm Warning (Eisenhower Tunnel, Mosquito Range, RMNP, and Indian Peaks)

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MSTTHURSDAY…

* TIMING…SNOW WILL INCREASE TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. THE SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…16 TO 24 INCHES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY…WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE DURING THE PERIODS OF HEAVIER SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS…TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY. IF TRAVELING INTO THE COLORADO HIGH COUNTRY, BE SURE TO HAVE ADEQUATE SNOW TIRES AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION SAFELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW… SLEET…AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THURSDAY…

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITY OF…STEAMBOAT SPRINGS.

* TIMING…PERIODS OF SNOW… HEAVY AT TIMES… WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION…10 TO 20 INCHES.

* WINDS…WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* IMPACTS…SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITY FOR TRAVELERS AND RECREATIONISTS. ROADWAYS WILL BECOME ICY AND SNOWPACKED MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT INCLUDING HIGHWAYS 40 AND 131.

 

 

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