The snow has returned to the Colorado and everyone is getting snow. From the San Juans to Berthoud Pass, Colorado can expect a week of active, snowy weather with the highest amounts falling near the western slope and northern Colorado.
Aspen, Steamboat, and Crested Butte are all forecasted to receive upwards of 16″ by Thursday morning with the majority of that coming down during the day today.
“The cold front will continue to progress east this morning into western Colorado. Ahead of the front, snow levels are high between 7000 and 7500 feet but as the front works through the region, snow levels are projected to drop down to approximately 6000 feet by this evening. Scattered showers will increase in coverage throughout the day. As the cold front moves through the upper level flow will shift to the northwest which will allow the northern and central mountains to be more favored for heavier snowfall.” – NWS Grand Junction
The southwest is the only area of Colorado that will get sunny and remain mild throughout the rest of the week. Expect northern and central Colorado to continue to see light accumulations through Friday and into Saturday morning.
Loveland Pass Forecast:
Winter Storm Warning
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST THURSDAY…
* WHAT…Heavy snow and blowing snow occurring. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute. The heaviest snow is expected this afternoon. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 16 inches, with locally higher amounts, are expected
* WHERE…Elkhead and Park Mountains, Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys and Flat Tops.
* WHEN…Until noon MST Thursday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.