It might be time to take a sick day or two, with a few mid-week pow days in store for the northern and central mountains in Colorado.
Snow will begin this afternoon and continue through Wednesday evening, with the most intense snowfall Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning. The central mountains will see the highest snow totals with Crested Butte Mountain Resort looking like they’ll pull down the most epic conditions. Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, and Steamboat will also see significant coverage in the north.
“Up to 24 inches of new snow will fall over the northern and central mountains of western Colorado” – NWS Grand Junction
First chair on Wednesday at Crested Butte is looking all time, and Thursday could be a great day to enjoy some leftovers with clear skies before another system moves through beginning Friday night.
Forecasted Snowfall Totals:
- Crested Butte: 20″
- Monarch: 16″
- Arapahoe Basin: 15″
- Loveland: 14″
- Steamboat: 9″
Winter Storm Warning
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM MST WEDNESDAY…
* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF…COLUMBINE…HAHNS PEAK…TOPONAS…ASPEN…VAIL…SNOWMASS…CRESTED BUTTE…TAYLOR PARK… MARBLE…BUFORD…TRAPPERS LAKE.
* TIMING…LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE THIS MORNING…BECOMING MODERATE AT TIMES LATER THIS AFTERNOON. THE MOST INTENSE SNOWFALL RATES WILL ARRIVE TOMORROW MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING BEFORE LESSENING IN INTENSITY. LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
* SNOW ACCUMULATION…ONE TO TWO FEET OF SNOW WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.
* SNOW LEVEL…SNOW LEVELS WILL BE AROUND 7000 FEET FOR MOST OF THIS EVENT.
* WINDS…WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
* IMPACTS…HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO UNDER A HALF MILE AT TIMES DURING THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL.