The snow isn’t over yet for Colorado, with possible travel impacts from the latest weather wave lasting through Tuesday morning.
A winter storm carrying two to up to seven inches of snow along with high winds gusting up to 65 mph over parts of Colorado’s high country on Monday could lead to travel disruptions for areas along and north of the I-70 corridor. High altitude flakes will likely continue over the northern mountains into the evening and overnight, with strong winds creating blowing snow hazards for Tuesday morning commuters.
A weak #disturbance will move over the nrn & central mtns & Flat Tops this evening and tonight. Expect 2 to 4 inches with higher amounts above pass level. Rest of the area will see some high clouds as temperatures inch up a few degrees from what was seen yesterday. #cowx #utwx pic.twitter.com/Oljmb7Az0U
— NWS Grand Junction (@NWSGJT) December 2, 2019
More than several feet of snow fell over parts of Colorado during the November 27-30 storm. If you’re headed to any of Colorado’s ski resorts, expect powdery packed slopes. For a full list of lifts spinning around the state, click here.
Snowfall totals from the November 27-30 storm – the southern mountains were the big winner with SNOTELs estimating over 30 inches of #snow. The Abajos picked up an average of 40 to 60 inches! #cowx #utwx pic.twitter.com/zs9VzB8dpK
— NWS Grand Junction (@NWSGJT) December 1, 2019
According to Joel Gratz of OpenSnow, multiple snowstorms could hit parts of Colorado over the next few days, with the next storm arriving from Wednesday evening into Thursday dropping 5 to 10 inches of snow in the southern part of the state. For the full report, click here.
Please note that all weather statements and snow accumulations are subject to change. For more information from the National Weather Service, click here.
I-70 serves as one of the main routes for accessing Colorado’s ski country including Vail, Aspen, Winter Park, Keystone, and Breckenridge. If you’re headed to the mountains this week, remember to use caution, take it slow, and give yourself plenty of extra time to reach your destination. Travelers should expect active traction and chain laws in place around the state, including a 127-mile stretch of I-70. For the latest road and travel conditions, please visit Cotrip.org.
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