Mountain Travel Gets Tough With Heavy Snow
Up To Four Feet Of Snow Possible In Mountains By Tuesday
Last Updated: 1115 days ago
Heavy snow is developing over western Colorado and could cause delays for holiday travelers.Winter Storm Warnings will be in effect through Tuesday morning for most of the mountains from Steamboat Springs to Telluride.A Blizzard Warning and an Avalanche Watch will also be in effect Sunday and Monday for the southwestern mountains.Total snow accumulations will be one to two feet for most mountain locations, but south facing slopes could see up to four feet of snow!Strong winds will create blowing snow and will make driving conditions hazardous. Some mountain passes may be closed, so make sure to check road conditions before you travel.As this storm buries western Colorado in snow, eastern Colorado will only see a little precipitation.Downsloping winds will keep the Denver metro area dry, but light snow will be possible Sunday night over northern portions of Larimer and Weld Counties.Skies will be mostly sunny in the Denver metro area Sunday with a high of 54 degrees.Looking ahead to next week, temperatures will turn colder. Monday and Tuesday will be in the 40s, but Wednesday's highs will only be near 30. The chance or snow in the metro area looks slim before we get to Thanksgiving, but you can always find plenty of fresh powder in the high country!
Western Colorado Bracing For Snow Storm
The National Weather Service says a storm moving into western Colorado could leave the Aspen area under up to two feet of snow. A winter storm warning is in effect for much of western Colorado from 6 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, and below-normal temperatures on Sunday will turn frigid by Wednesday. The weather service says the snow level will start at about 8,500 feet Saturday evening and drop to the lower valleys by Sunday night. South-facing slopes will see the greatest accumulation. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has posted an avalanche watch for several mountain ranges, including the Elk Mountains surrounding Aspen.