Posted on February 21, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Winter makes a late comeback …
High wind and winter storm warnings in northern Colorado. Click to visit the National Weather Service Boulder office website.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Most ski areas in Colorado picked up another few inches of snow overnight, with snow and gusty winds continuing in many areas Tuesday morning. Steamboat benefited the most from a juicy northwest flow, reporting another 9 inches, for a 36-inch storm total.
Considerable to high avalanche danger persists across the backcountry mountains of the entire state, with the most acute danger in the northern San Juan zone, where yet more natural slides are likely. In other areas, triggered releases are likely on most steeper slopes near and above treeline. Check the Colorado Avalanche Information Center for updated forecasts and bulletins.
The north-central mountains, including the Flattops, Sierra Madre and Snow ranges, as well as the Elkhead and Park mountains are under a winter storm warning through 12 p.m. Wednesday, with another foot of snow possible. (more…)
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Posted on January 17, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
High winds expected over northern Colorado mountains and foothills tonight. Click on the image to visit the National Weather Service website.
Strong jet stream to usher in some needed Pacific moisture along with some dangerous travel conditions in the high country
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — For the third time this fall and winter, Colorado’s north-central mountains could get blasted by another round of unusually high winds this week, with winds blowing at 30 to 50 mph and gusts of 90 mph and stronger over the peaks and ridges of the high country.
The strongest winds are expected along the Continental Divide and in the Front Range mountains and foothills, according to the National Weather Service, which issued a high wind warning covering Summit County and eastward. The warning is in effect from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday. (more…)
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Posted on December 28, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
The main storm track is just north of Colorado, with strong winds forecast Thursday night and Friday in the Colorado mountains.
High wind warning issued for high country, foothills and Front Range
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — We’re printing the shirts right now — “La Niña came to town and all we got was a lousy windstorm.”
That’s the weather story for the next few days, as a strong northwest flow returns to the West. Unfortunately for the Colorado Rockies, the storm track will stay just to the north, bringing powder to the Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, but mostly bypassing the resorts along the I-70 corridor.
After a few passing waves brush the area through the weekend, high pressure returns for the start of the new year, potentially lingering right through the end of the forecast period. (more…)
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