Colorado: Weekend snowstorm delivers

Mountains could see a few more inches Tuesday night

Northeast winds delivered good snow to Colorado's northeastern plains.
Northeast winds delivered good snow to Colorado’s northeastern plains.

By Summit Voice

FRISCO — A storm rolling across the state Saturday night delivered the goods, with every ski area in Colorado reporting new snow Sunday morning. Totals (24 hour) ranged from 11 inches at Monarch to six inches and Wolf Creek and Steamboat, at opposite ends of the state. Most resorts in between also reported about a half a foot of new snow Sunday morning.

The parched Front Range and plains also got relief, with heavy snow especially across northeastern Colorado. Just a few days ago, parts of the plains were under a red flag fire warning. The National Weather Service blizzard warning for the area east of Denver remains in effect through 11 p.m. Sunday evening.

The snow is expected to taper off by Sunday evening, with another wave of energy out of the northwest hinting at more snow Tuesday night. The latest series of storms has helped bolster the Colorado snowpack but hasn’t pulled the state out of the drought. Dry conditions are forecast from mid-week through the following weekend.

The weekend storm prompted the Colorado Avalanche Information Center to issue an advisory statement warning of the potential for human-triggered slides on many steeper backcountry slopes. A series of triggered avalanches the past week highlighted the touchy snowpack, according to the CAIC forecasters.


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