Another round of winter weather is impacting the northern and front range mountains of Colorado today and NOAA is predicting snowfall totals to measure up to a foot by Thursday morning/afternoon.
“Snow will increase over the mountains this afternoon and overnight, 4-8″ of snow expected will create slow winter weather travel.” – NWS Boulder
Expect colder temps tonight through tomorrow, making way for some more mid-winterish conditions almost all the way down to 6,000′ (*it’s snowing hard in the town of Steamboat right now). All those factors combined mean Loveland, Mary Jane, and A-Basin are set up for a cold smoke powder day on April 26th!
LET IT SNOW!
Winter Weather Advisory
An active storm track will bring another round of snow to the
Colorado high country. Snow showers will increase through this
afternoon, and then become more widespread and heavier tonight
into Thursday morning. People planning travel into the Colorado
high country tonight or Thursday should be prepared for winter
travel conditions with snow or slush covered roads, reduced
visibility, and slow travel.
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM MDT THURSDAY…
The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 PM MDT Thursday.
* TIMING…Snow showers will increase in coverage this afternoon, but then become heavier and more widespread tonight into Thursday morning. Snow will taper off again late Thursday afternoon.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…4 to 8 inches, with local amounts up to one foot.
* WIND/VISIBILITY…West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Visibility may be reduced to one quarter mile in the heavier snow showers.
* IMPACTS…Colder temperatures arriving tonight will allow snow and slush to accumulate on roads. Travelers headed into the Colorado high country should be prepared for winter travel conditions. Traction and chain laws may be enacted over the high mountain passes tonight and Thursday.