Winter Storm Warning: 4 FEET of Snow Possible In The Mountains Of Colorado!

Winter Storm Warning: 4 FEET of Snow Possible In The Mountains Of Colorado!

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Winter Storm Warning: 4 FEET of Snow Possible In The Mountains Of Colorado!

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“Powerful spring storm headed to Colorado from the northwest could drop as much as four feet of snow in the mountains.” -Denver Post

Buckle your seat belts Colorado because The National Weather Service is predicting 2-4 feet of snow at altitude by Sunday….winter isn’t over in The Rockies. Time to break out those powder boards for some April powder! Currently, NOAA has issued a Winter Storm Warning that starts today and goes till 6AM on Sunday.

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NOAA Discussion

…STRONG AND POTENT STORM WILL MOVE ACROSS COLORADO THIS WEEKEND…

.A STRONG STORM SYSTEM ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN THIS MORNING WILL TRACK SOUTHEAST AND INTENSIFY OVER ARIZONA BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. THIS STORM IS THEN EXPECTED TO STALL OVER THE FOUR CORNERS REGION THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND IMPACT COLORADO WEATHER OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

THE STORM SYSTEM WILL CONTAIN HIGH AMOUNTS OF MOISTURE AND IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HEAVY AMOUNTS OF SNOW OVER THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS AND THE NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. THE SNOW WILL WILL BE HEAVY WHICH MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS FROM BROKEN TREE BRANCHES TO DOWNED POWER LINES.

THE LATEST COMPUTER FORECASTS ALSO INDICATE THAT TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOL ENOUGH ON THE NORTHEAST COLORADO PLAINS FOR PRECIPITATION TO FALL IN THE FORM OF SNOW ALONG THE I-25 CORRIDOR BY LATER TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN FALLING DURING THE PRE- DAWN HOURS SATURDAY MORNING. SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON THE PLAINS AND PALMER DIVIDE FROM SATURDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

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Winter Storm Warning

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM MDT SUNDAY…

* TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY AND INTO SUNDAY. THE SNOW COULD BE HEAVY AT TIMES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 FEET OF SNOW CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. ..HIGHEST AMOUNTS OF HIGHER EAST SLOPES.

* WIND/VISIBILITY…NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AT 15 TO 25 MPH. VISIBILITIES LESS THAN ONE MILE WILL BE POSSIBLE IN HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS.

* IMPACTS…ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SNOW-COVERED AND SNOW PACKED…POSSIBLY LEADING TO ROAD CLOSURES. DENSE AND HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATING ON TREE BRANCHES MAY CAUSE TREES TO FALL… OR BRANCHES TO BREAK OFF. POWER OUTAGES WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD… AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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