White Gold Finally Headed our Way

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The snow beginning late Saturday night over the Front Range and Denver area will continue for the rest of the day. In the Denver area a total of 3 to 6 inches of snow is expected by around 8 p.m.

In and near the foothills and Front Range mountains, the total snowfall by late in the day Sunday is forecast to be from 5 to 10 inches. Even more snow may fall Sunday night into Monday over the higher terrain along the Front Range with a few more inches of accumulation expected.

Mountain areas west of Vail Pass will see slightly more with 6 to 12 inches of snow by Sunday evening. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been posted for areas such as Vail, Aspen, and Snowmass from 6 p.m. Saturday through 6 p.m. Sunday because of the expected snowfall.

A second wave of energy associated with this same storm system will bring more snow to Colorado on Monday and Tuesday. While accumulation for Denver and the Front Range will be relatively light, the mountains will see an abundant amount of new snow.

A WINTER STORM WATCH has been posted for most mountain areas west of Vail Pass for 1 to 2 feet of snow from Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon.

A BLIZZARD WARNING has been posted for the San Juan Mountains from 6 a.m. Monday until 6 p.m. Tuesday for 1 to 2 feet of snow along with wind gusts to 40 mph which may create white-out conditions.

Long-range forecast models indicate even more snow for the Western Slope and the Colorado mountains through Friday, Dec. 11.

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All watches and warnings canceled for the metro area but more snow forecast for Monday and Tuesday both.

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All watches and warnings canceled for the metro area but more snow forecast for Monday and Tuesday both.

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I would say the weather teams were a little off today. Channel 4 saying 5-10 inches for areas above 6000.
 

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...winter storm warning in effect from 6 am monday to 6 pm mst
tuesday...

The national weather service in grand junction has issued a winter
storm warning for heavy snow...which is in effect from 6 am monday
to 6 pm mst tuesday. The winter weather advisory for snow is now
in effect until midnight mst tonight. The winter storm watch is no
longer in effect.

* a winter storm will continue to bring snow to the northern
colorado mountains through this evening.

* total snowfall accumulations by late evening will range from 4
to 8 inches.

* the next storm system will move into eastern utah early monday
morning generating periods of light snow across the area during
the day. Snow will increase...becoming heavy at times monday
night and into tuesday. Total snow accumulations from this storm
are expected to range from 8 to 16 inches by tuesday evening.
 

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Some totals from round 1

Arvada: 2.3"

Aurora: 2.5"

Black Hawk: 1.3"

Boulder: 5"

Eldorado Springs: 5.4"

Evergreen: 2.8"

Fairplay: 5"

Fort Collins (SW side): 8"

Golden: 7.8"

Greeley: 4.2"

Ken Caryl: 3.5"

Littleton: 3.6"

Longmont: 2.2"

Louisville: 3"

Loveland: 6.5"

Roxborough Park: 5.8"

Simla: 1.5"

Westminster: 2.7"
 

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US-6 Loveland Pass
US-160 Wolf Creek Pass
US-285 NM line
US-285 Fairplay
US-550 Red Mtn etc
CO-17 Cumbres/La Manga
CO-145 Lizard Head
LaPlata County/ Durango airport

all closed currently.

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Wolf Creek Pass reporting 24” today and 52” in the last 3 days.

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