Mid-Winter conditions returned to Colorado’s high country on Monday afternoon and this morning, Arapahoe Basin and Loveland are looking forward to a bluebird powder day.
Winter Park just extended their season on the Mary Jane side until Sunday and they’re reporting 8″ of fresh. Loveland Ski Area is reporting 7″ in the past 48 hours while its next-door neighbor, Arapahoe Basin is reporting 5″. Totals on the upper mountains could reach upwards of a foot.
“Another disturbance will bring more accumulating snow and winter travel conditions to the mountains Wednesday night and Thursday.” – NWS Boulder
The good news is that this is just the beginning. Snow and below freezing temperatures are set to impact Loveland Pass the rest of the week, making way for what could be the last powder weekend of the season in Colorado.
48 Hour Snowfall Totals 4/25/17 :
- Winter Park (*Mary Jane) – 8″
- Loveland Ski Area – 7″
- Arapahoe Basin – 5″
Hazardous Weather Outlook [NOAA]
Wednesday through Monday…
The next upper level disturbance will approach the area Wednesday night and Thursday, bringing a round of accumulating snow and winter travel conditions to the mountains. On the plains, a few rain showers can be expected along with a couple thunderstorms.
By Friday and Saturday, another but potentially stronger storm system is expected to drop toward the Four Corners region. Temperatures will be turning colder with most of the precipitation from this storm system falling in the form of snow. Some accumulation is possible down into the lower elevations of the plains. Below freezing temperatures are likely Friday night and Saturday night.