Time to dust off the boots and throw a fresh coat of wax on the skis or board because there’s a bunch of snow in the forecast for the front range of Colorado.
How much snow exactly? Up to 3 FEET reports NOAA. Arapahoe Basin is still open and is currently forecasted to see upwards of 28″ of snow by Saturday morning.
“Heavy snow will develop over the mountains and Northern Front Range Foothills tonight and continue through Friday. One to 3 feet of snow can be expected, with lesser amounts over Southern Front Range Foothills.” – NWS Boulder
The eastern side of the divide is favored in this system and parts of Rocky Mountain National Park and Berthoud Pass could see upwards of 3 FEET of snow when all is snowed and done.
Arapahoe Basin Forecast:
Winter Storm Warning
HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND NORTHERN FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY.
A strong spring storm will drop south across the Great Basin Wednesday night and Thursday. It then moves slowly east across Colorado Thursday night and Friday. Significant snow is expected with this storm if it continues on the current forecasted track. If the storm track moves further North, then the Southern Front Range Foothills may receive much less snowfall.
This storm is expected to bring rain and possibly snow to the Urban Corridor including the Denver Metro area. The coldest air and best chance for snow is expected to be Thursday night and Friday for the Denver area. Significant snow for the Denver area can’t be ruled out at this time.
…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM MDT FRIDAY…
The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 PM MDT Friday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.
* TIMING…Snow is expected to begin Wednesday evening and continue through Friday afternoon.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…1 to 2 feet of snow expected with up to 3 feet on favored east slopes, including Rocky Mountain National Park.
* WIND/VISIBILITY…Visibility will fall below a quarter-mile in
* IMPACTS…Roads will likely become snow and slush covered. Wet
snow may accumulate on leafed out trees, resulting in broken
tree limbs and power outages.