Much Needed Snow For the Colorado High Country

Ski season is quickly approaching the Colorado high country as snow starts to ramp up!  The Colorado high country is currently in an active weather pattern as snow has fallen this weekend with more expected through the week as Pacific moisture brings more beneficial snowfall for the central and northern Colorado mountains.  A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for most of the central and northern mountains until 11:00 AM Monday morning.  An upper level jet will move over northwestern Colorado and move southeast throughout the day which will bring strong westerly winds leading to blowing snow and white out conditions, especially on mountain passes.  Another 6-12” of snow is expected through Monday morning, with isolated higher amounts favoring west facing slopes.  Although tough driving conditions will persist into next week, it is good to see the Colorado high country get some much needed moisture and hopefully enough snow for ski resorts to open early!

 

Weekend Snow Totals provided by CoCoRaHS 11/2/2018 & 11/3/2018:

Walden: 4.5”

Fairplay: 5.0”

Vail: 3.5”

Granby: 2.9”

Buena Vista: 3.3”

Frisco: 3.0”

Breckenridge: 3.0”

Steamboat Springs: 2.6”

Powderhorn: 2.0”

Silverthorne: 2.0”

Crested Butte: 2.0”

 

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