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Colorado: Storm rolling in …

Forecaster still uncertain for high country snow totals

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A big Pacific trough is working its way inland, bringing snow to much of Colorado.

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By Summit Voice

FRISCO — A winter storm rolling out of the Four Corners toward Colorado is billed as having the potential to drop several feet of snow in parts of the state, but even late Friday night, forecast models were still not in complete agreement as to where the heaviest snow will fall Saturday through Sunday.

National Weather Service forecasters have issues winter storm watches and warnings, as well as blizzard watches for almost the entire state, but the Denver-based forecasters warned that, “Summit County could very well get sheltered again in this Front Range storm.” The forecasters also said the upper low might eject farther south than previously anticipated, which would push the heavier snow amounts farther south. Click here for the latest updates and links to all the warnings. Continue reading

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Colorado: Finally, some snow in the forecast

Weather change coming, details uncertain

A Gulf of Alaska low will start to move toward western Colorado later this week.

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — All those snow dances and sacrificial bonfires could pay off late this week as the weather pattern across North America looks to flip-flop, with high pressure in the West giving way to a broad Pacific trough that promises to bring widespread precipitation to the region.

But it’s too early to tell exactly where the snow will fall. For now, the forecast models are predicting that a vigorous cold front will cross Colorado Friday night into Saturday, bringing the best chance for snow. Continue reading

Weatherblog: Winter storm warning in N. Colorado

NOAA's northwestern satellite image shows a broad area of wet weather streaming across the northwest and the northern Rockies.

Anywhere from 5 to 15 inches possible across the northern mountains; Summit County now included in winter storm warning

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Our next storm is still poised to arrive in northern Colorado Friday night. A deep layer of moisture and a strong jet stream all combining under a northwesterly flow should help deliver decent snowfall to most of the area, with the mountains north of I-70 most favored for accumulations.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is predicting a range of 5 to 10 inches for the Vail-Summit zone, while the National Weather Service says 10-15 inches could fall in the northern mountains, now under a winter storm warning, with 6 to 12 inches forecast in the central mountains, covered by a winter weather advisory. The winter weather bulletins take effect 12 p.m. Friday and run through 3 p.m. Saturday, with the heaviest snowfall forecast overnight, with plenty of freshies for Saturday morning. Continue reading

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