Lots of snow impacted the Colorado High Country over the weekend causing avalanches along I-70 which closed portions of the highways. Unfortunately, the Colorado High Country will only get a small break as another round of snow is poised to hit bringing additional snowfall on already deep, unsteady snow pack. Expect to see additional avalanche alerts over the next couple of days as new snow, up to 20″ in isolated areas, falls from now through this week and into the weekend. Moderate to heavy snow combined with gusty winds will cause white out conditions for most mountain passes, which will create hazardous driving conditions for most of the Colorado High Country. Remember to be prepared, if you do have to travel into the mountains, for road closures and dangerous driving conditions. Here is a look at National Weather Service’s two day expected snow:
Although most areas look to receive little to no accumulations, there are pockets of isolated higher amounts up to two feet of new snow over the next two days! For percentage chances of snow, here is NWS two inch or more percentage probability:
Most areas have a high chance of at least seeing two inches of snow. As for seeing above 12″ inches of snow, here is a breakdown of percent chance per NWS:
Areas around Aspen appear to have the best chance for seeing over a foot of snow, with the best chance between Glenwood Springs and Gunnison. Expect to see higher amounts in elevated areas and mountain passes where moderate to heavy snow, with gusty winds will cause white out conditions.