Following a dry Monday and Tuesday, another storm cycle will be moving into the state of Colorado with big snowfall potential.
According to Joel Gratz of OpenSnow, 12 to 24 inches will likely drop in Colorado’s southern mountains from Tuesday night through Friday, with other parts of the state looking at 4 to 10 inches. Ski resorts looking at the most snowfall over the next five days include Wolf Creek (20″), Purgatory (18″), Silverton (16″), Telluride (13″), and Monarch (12″). See the full in-depth OpenSnow report here for your best chance at finding the perfect powder day.
The National Weather Service has issued a “Special Weather Statement” about the incoming snow, predicting up to two feet in the southwest San Juan Mountains by Thursday morning. According to their report, the heavy snowfall will likely be limited to spots above 9,000 feet of elevation.
Six to 8 inches are predicted in the northeast and north-central high country, as well. Read more about this portion of the storm here.
Along with snowfall set to hit higher elevations around the state, temperatures are expected to plummet on the Front Range. Temperatures in the 60s on Monday and Tuesday in Colorado Springs will drop to lows in the 20s throughout the tail-end of the week.
Denver will likely have lows in the upper 20s come Wednesday lasting through Friday, with snow likely on Thursday.
On the Western Slope, Grand Junction will likely see wet, chilly days later in the week, with rain showers likely Wednesday through Friday and temperatures close to freezing.
If you’re traveling around Colorado during winter weather, make sure you’re following the new traction laws and have your trunk packed for the worst. Driving around Colorado’s many mountain roads can be dangerous. Proceed with caution.
Editor’s Note: All weather conditions are subject to change. We recommend OpenSnow.com for daily updates on incoming Colorado snow and the best look at what it means for Colorado’s ski resorts.
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