NOAA: Colorado Resorts to See Snow Totals Over 12″ By Thursday

noaa, forecast, colorado, snow
Snow for CO. Credit: NOAA

A heavy storm dumped 6-8″ over ski resorts of Colorado over the weekend, and snowfall should continue through Monday, with another few inches for some areas. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in place through 9 pm tonight.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 7 inches. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph over the higher mountains and mountain passes. * WHERE...Rabbit Ears Pass, Rocky Mountain National Park and the Medicine Bow Range and The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the Indian Peaks. * WHEN...Through 9 PM MDT this evening.
noaa, forecast, colorado, snow
Plenty of snow in the air! Credit: NOAA

The snowfall will lighten as Tuesday moves into Wednesday, but Wednesday night into Thursday we should see some more snow, with totals up to 6″ along the Continental Divide, bring 5-day totals for many areas well above a foot.

These conditions will support to continue the winter weather advisory for the mountains through this evening. Based on above, additional snowfall of 2-7 inches looks reasonable with higher amounts on higher west facing slopes.

Temperatures will remain around 30ºF until Thursday evening when they’ll drop to the mid-teens.

noaa, forecast, colorado, snow
Wind, snowfall, and temperature data. Credit: NOAA

Winners will be Steamboat with over a foot, and Loveland and A-Basin both into double figures. 

GEM 5-day snowfall forecast model

noaa, forecast, colorado, snow
GEM 5-day snowfall forecast model. Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Other Info

noaa, forecast, colorado, snow
Winter Weather Advisory over Colorado through tonight. Credit: NOAA
noaa, forecast, colorado, snow
Cool and breezy. Credit: NWS Facebook