DENVER — Extra snow is predicted later Sunday night within the mountains, although not as heavy as what fell earlier within the day. The Nationwide Climate Service forecast exhibits first rate moisture lingering over the mountains till early Monday morning.
A winter storm warning stays in impact for the north central mountains by 5 a.m. Monday. Journey within the excessive nation stays treacherous as areas of heavy, blowing snow is feasible by the night hours.
The heavy snowfall is welcomed information for Colorado’s ski resorts, however you’ll wish to verify Colorado highway circumstances when you’re making your manner again house when you’re spending the day on the slopes. Winter driving circumstances imply chain and traction legal guidelines are in impact.
“Winter climate advisories are posted from northwestern Colorado, Rabbit Ears Go, over the I-70 hall and particularly over Vail go, we’ll undoubtedly see some areas of blowing snow because it comes down heavy at instances,” mentioned Katie LaSalle, Denver7 climate forecaster. “Nice information, we want the snow, particularly for our ski resorts however we might undoubtedly see some points on our roadways. CDOT is on the market and be secure when you’re touring again down the hill afterward tonight.”
“If you’re planning to journey over Rabbit Ears Go right now, think about altering your plans. Heavy snowfall is predicted to make journey very tough to not possible by this night,” mentioned the NWS.
Colorado’s northern and central mountain ranges may count on extra heavy snow accumulations by Sunday. A winter storm warning additionally stays in impact till 11 p.m. Sunday for Rocky Mountain Nationwide Park, Medication Bow Vary, Mountains of Summit County, Mosquito Vary and the Indian Peaks.
The Colorado Avalanche Data Heart has additionally issued an avalanche warning by 5 p.m. Monday for Park Vary, Elk Mountains and Ruby Vary. The NWS mentioned massive and harmful avalanches might simply be triggered alongside the northern and east-facing slopes and backcountry journey just isn’t beneficial.
Excessive winds also needs to be anticipated in Colorado’s foothills Sunday.
A excessive wind warning stays in impact for the Northern and Southern Entrance Vary Foothills for westerly winds from 30 to 50 mph and a few peak wind gusts of 80 mph anticipated, mentioned the NWS.
The excessive wind warning contains increased elevations of Larimer and Boulder Counties and in addition contains Westcreek, Evergreen, Georgetown, Estes Park, Nederland, Idaho Springs, and Bailey.
You’ll be able to verify all Colorado winter climate alerts as they’re up to date.
Whereas the heavy snow will stay in Colorado’s mountains, gentle flurries will linger in Denver metro communities Sunday morning with windy circumstances within the afternoon solely warming up into the mid-40s.
The storm system shortly blows by forsaking partly cloudy circumstances and a excessive of 55 levels in Denver for Monday. Then a warmup returns to Denver’s 7-day forecast as sunny skies and excessive temperatures within the 60s await for Tuesday by Thursday.
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