Winter is making up for its March sabbatical in Colorado by returning full force in late April. Better late then never we guess.
Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, and Mary Jane (*closing weekend) are still open and this weekend looks to be a big one for the Front Range resorts.
“A Potent Spring Storm System is expected to produce heavy snow across portions of north central and northeastern Colorado from late this afternoon through Saturday evening.” – NWS Boulder
NOAA is currently forecasting in excess of 14″ of snow for the higher elevations along the continental divide. Our best bet is for first chair Saturday at anyone of the above resorts. It’s been snowing all week so the skiing should be really good.
Forecasted Snowfall Totals:
- A-Basin – 13″
- Loveland – 10″
- Mary Jane – 8″
Winter Weather Advisory
…MORE SNOW HEADED TO COLORADO…
A Spring storm system will bring cold temperatures and snow to much of the area tonight through Saturday. Significant snow accumulations are expected across the Front Range Foothills and and Palmer Divide. Accumulating snow can be expected across most of the plains as well, with a few inches expected from the Denver Metro area southeast along the I-70 corridor through Limon. The wintry conditions may impact travel. Wet snow accumulating on trees that have already leafed out may also result in broken tree limbs and scattered power outages. Stay tuned to the National Weather Service or your local news media for the latest updates on this winter-like storm.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM MDT SATURDAY…
The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, which is in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 6 PM MDT Saturday.
* TIMING…Snow is expected develop across the Mountains and Park County this afternoon and may become heavy at times on the eastern slope of the Front Range late this afternoon and evening. Snow will continue through tonight, and then gradually decrease Saturday.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…6-12 inches on the eastern slope of the Front Range, and 2-6 inches elsewhere.
* WIND/VISIBILITY…Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph. Visibility may be reduced to a quarter mile in heavy snow.
* IMPACTS…Roads will become snow and slush covered with the heavier snowfall late this afternoon and evening. Hazardous travel conditions will linger into Saturday.