Winter is back in full force after a brief dry spell in mid February. A storm will sweep through Colorado today, favoring the southern and central mountains.
Wolf Creek should see the most accumulation, with NOAA’s models predicting up to 20 inches by late Tuesday night. Tuesday will be an intense storm day with heavy snowfall and wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour. Look for Wednesday to be a bluebird powder day as skies clear and winds drop in the mountains of southern and central Colorado.
“Expect snow to fall in the mountains today, increasing overnight and continuing Tuesday. Highest snowfall amounts are expected in the central and southern Colorado mountains, where 12 to 18 inches of snow may fall.”- NWS Grand Junction
Weather patterns will be dry this weekend and through next week. Get after it while it lasts!
Forecasted Snowfall Totals:
- Wolf Creek: 20″
- Silverton: 16″
- Purgatory: 14″
- Telluride: 14″
Winter Storm Warning
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST TUESDAY NIGHT... * LOCATION...the western Mosquito and eastern Sawatch Mountains above 11000 feet...western Chaffee County between 9000 and 11000 feet...the La Garita and eastern San Juan Mountains above 10000 feet...including Fremont...Monarch...North Cochetopa...Wolf Creek and Cumbres Passes. * CAUSE AND TIMING...a Pacific storm system will track across the region through Tuesday evening. * SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 to 20 inches. * WIND...southwest 15 to 30 gusting to 50 mph causing areas of blowing snow and poor visibility. * IMPACT...travel will be hazardous due to heavy, blowing snow, poor visibility and icy or snow covered roads.