Winter Storm Warning – System Could Leave 10-20 Inches Behind
To the delight of resort operators and revelers alike, a storm hit most of the mountains west of Fort Collins and Denver on the closing weekend of the ski and snowboard season. Now it has moved to the Front Range and will linger here until Wednesday.
According to the National Weather Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, we could see up to 20 inches before the storm dissipates. Here is the day by day rundown.
Snow. High near 35. South southeast wind 8 to 14 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Snow showers. Low around 25. North northeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 37. East wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 26. Northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
There is a winter storm warning in effect through 6am tomorrow (Tuesday, April 16, 2013).
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.