NOAA: Up To 2 FEET For Parts Of Southwest Colorado

NOAA: Up To 2 FEET For Parts Of Southwest Colorado

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NOAA: Up To 2 FEET For Parts Of Southwest Colorado

The southwest is finally in the flow this week and southwestern Colorado, especially Wolf Creek will see big snowfall totals by Thursday afternoon.

NOAA is saying Wolf Creek could see upwards of 24″ of new snow followed by the southern San Juan and finally, the northern San Juan including Telluride.

“A warm Pacific storm will generate snow across the mountains of eastern Utah and western Colorado Tuesday and Tuesday night.” – NWS Grand Junction

This storm should slowly move further north into the central and northwest regions of Colorado by Wednesday. Those ski areas could see up to a foot by Friday.

Wolf Creek Forecast:

Telluride Forecast:

Silverton Forecast:

Winter Storm Warning [Wolf Creek]

…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST TUESDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 14 inches, with localized amounts up to 24 inches, are expected.

* WHERE…Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet.

* WHEN…Until 8 AM MST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions, especially over Wolf Creek Pass and Cumbres Pass. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.

Winter Weather Advisory [Northern San Juans]

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST TUESDAY…

* WHAT…Snow and blowing occurring. Plan on slippery road conditions. Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches, with locally higher amounts expected.

* WHERE…Northwest San Juan Mountains.

* WHEN…Until 6 AM MST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snowfall will be heavy at times today through tonight. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause widespread blowing and drifting snow significantly reducing visibility over Highway 550 passes. In addition, roads will become slushy this afternoon. Road surfaces should become icy and snow-packed tonight.

Winter Weather Advisory [Southern San Juans]

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST TUESDAY BELOW 10000 FEET…

* WHAT…Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Above 10000 feet, total snow accumulations of 10 to 18 inches, with localized amounts up to 22 inches, are expected. Below 10000 feet, total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 12 inches, are expected.

* WHERE…Southwest San Juan Mountains.

* WHEN…Through 6 AM MST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snowfall will be heavy at times today through tonight. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause widespread blowing and drifting snow significantly reducing visibility over Highway 550 passes. In addition, roads will become slushy this afternoon. Road surfaces should become icy and snow-packed tonight.

 

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