Colorado High Country Snow

A Pacific storm is approaching Colorado’s High Country today bringing winter weather across the Rockies over the next couple of days and will impact travel conditions as well as bring beneficial moisture to the mountains.  With this storm, all mountain areas will be impacted, with higher snow totals along higher elevations and west facing slopes.  Best chances for snow per NWS are as follows:

Expected Snowfall - Official NWS Forecast

A 10% chance of seeing higher amounts:

Maximum Potential Snow Accumulation

Generally snowfall amounts should fall into the 1-3″ range with higher elevations looking more in the 4-8″ with isolated higher amounts possible on west facing slopes up to 12″ possible with this storm.  Here is a look at the percent chance of 4″ or more across the Colorado High Country:

And a percent chance of greater than 8″:

Snow has just started creeping into the western portion of the state with snow increasing today and falling through the day tomorrow.  Expect some travel delays, specifically along higher elevations including mountain passes.  If you have the chance to get up to the High Country to ski, it should be a good time to ride some fresh powder this week without having the weekend rush of people!  

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