Aspen and the Elk Mountains remain in a winter storm warning until Sunday afternoon, announced the National Weather Service in a Friday morning update, with a total of snow ranging from one to three feet during the weekend.
The four ski resorts in the Aspen region have recorded between 5 and 7 inches of snow until Friday, and snow rates could drop a bit before "going back on Saturday," says Lonely. Warning. "The heavier snow rates (are) expected Saturday afternoon and evening."
The Grand Junction office has indicated that the total snowfall will be 12 to 24 inches and that in some areas it will reach 3 feet, with gusts of up to 40 mph.
"Expect quiet periods with light to moderate snowfall during the day today, with the northern and central Colorado mountains being favored for additional accumulations," NWS said on Friday. morning in his forecast. "A stronger storm system will settle in tonight, resulting in more widespread precipitation and heavier snow rates at higher altitudes from Saturday to Sunday morning.
"Snow levels seem higher and will fluctuate from time to time, with high altitude snow and low level rain. Some of the high valleys, especially in northern Colorado, will receive a build-up of snow during this storm. "
All those traveling on weekends must pay attention and expect delays.
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"The trips could be very difficult, if not impossible, especially the Vail, McClure and other high-altitude roads," warns the NWS. "Blowing snow could dramatically reduce visibility Hazardous conditions could affect daily or morning commuting."
It's a developing story that will be updated.