NWS has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Central/Northern Rockies above 8,000ft until 6:00PM February 3, 2019
NWS has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the San Juan region above 8,000ft until 6:00PM February 3, 2019
A strong system is making its way into western Colorado today bringing snow all along the Colorado High Country. Most areas will see snow, with the San Juan range getting the most out of this system. Areas to the north should see amounts between 3-6″ with 6-12″ possible at higher elevations. Areas south should see anywhere from 4-8″ with higher elevations receiving over a foot of snow!
These are great conditions for skiing as there will be fresh powder throughout the Colorado High Country today, but travel conditions could be hazardous at times especially on mountain passes where heavy snow and gusty winds could cause white out conditions at times. Remember to have any necessary equipment, such as snow tires, chains, or all wheel drive when traveling in these types of conditions in Colorado’s High Country since failure to do so can result in being ticketed!
A look at total snow expected per NWS Forecast: