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Old 04-07-2018, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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.WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING
TO 9 AM MDT SUNDAY ABOVE 9000 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to
16 inches, with localized amounts up to 20 inches, are
expected. Greatest accumulations will be above 10,000 feet,
with lesser amounts below.

* WHERE...Elkhead and Park Mountains, Gore and Elk
Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys, West Elk and Sawatch
Mountains and Flat Tops.

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MDT SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Periods of heavy snow are expected. Total snow
accumulations of 8 to 16 inches above 10,500 feet, with amounts
ranging from 3 to 7 inches in valleys below 9500 feet.

* WHERE...Rabbit Ears Pass, Rocky Mountain National Park and the
Medicine Bow Range and The Mountains of Summit County, the
Mosquito Range, and the Indian Peaks.

* WHEN...through 9 AM MDT Sunday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The snow level will be around 10,000 feet
this evening, with rain in the mountain valleys. The snow levels
will continue to lower overnight and reach mountain valley
floors before daybreak. Plan on difficult travel conditions.
Expect significant reductions in visibility at times.

At 848 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated an area of heavy rain across
eastern parts of Grand Junction and along Highway 50 between Grand
Junction and Delta, moving east at 25 mph. Up to a half inch of rain
could fall quickly with these heavier showers.

Locations impacted include...
Orchard City, Palisade, Cedaredge, Hotchkiss, Collbran, Mesa, Skyway,
Plateau City, Cameo, Molina, Grand Mesa and Eckert.

This includes the following highways...
Interstate 70 in Colorado between mile markers 38 and 48.
U.S. Highway 50 in Colorado between mile markers 45 and 60.
Colorado 65 between mile markers 2 and 54, and near mile marker 61.
Colorado 92 between mile markers 8 and 20.

It's POURING near Montrose now been heavy rain for three hours. Sure is nice.

 
Old 04-08-2018, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Half inch of rain overnight near Montrose.
 
Old 04-08-2018, 08:33 AM
 
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That's great, keep it coming!
 
Old 04-08-2018, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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So much snow at the top of Vail that almost all the lifts are needing to be dug out and de-iced still. I've only had one run so far today, and it was heavy 2' deep powder.

Last edited by Westerner92; 04-08-2018 at 09:30 AM..
 
Old 04-08-2018, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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So much snow at the top of Vail that almost all the lifts are needing to be dug out and de-iced still. I've only had one run so far today, and it was heavy 2' deep powder.
We were first up Eagle Bahn. It was awesome.
 
Old 04-08-2018, 02:04 PM
 
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Looking at Denver, Vail and Grand Junction, I-70 is currently forecast for April 20-23 to have typical spring temps (by elevation) and probably dry. Modest 25% chance of rain on that included weekend.


Of course forecast could / probably will change between now and then. But nothing big currently shown for before or after this time period. Vail supposed to settle down after tomorrow.
 
Old 04-08-2018, 03:51 PM
 
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Wow, thank you so much for the I-70 info. We'll be picking it up in south of Pittsburgh and getting off to skip Denver to 50. Leaving April 18 and arriving? A caravan of two cars, three women and four dogs!
 
Old 04-09-2018, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Light snow showers will continue across the northwest Colorado
mountains down to the Elk Mountains near Vail Pass and Aspen
through the morning hours, before skies clear and showers end by
afternoon. 2 to 4 inches of snow is possible over the northwest
Colorado mountains through the morning. Partly to mostly sunny
skies will prevail this afternoon with slightly below normal
afternoon highs.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Dry and warm conditions return Tuesday and Wednesday as high
pressure moves into the region, resulting in above normal
readings. Southwest winds will increase substantially across the
region late Wednesday into Thursday with dry conditions, raising
fire weather concerns where fuels are critical. Warm temperatures
Thursday will turn much colder by Friday and Saturday as a strong
cold front moves through Thursday night, with showers increasing
Thursday evening and lasting through Friday. Potential exists for
below freezing temperatures across many valleys Friday night into
Saturday morning. Dry conditions return by the weekend.
 
Old 04-09-2018, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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We were first up Eagle Bahn. It was awesome.
Once they finally got things up and running, it was amazing. It was so uncrowded I got fresh tracks all day. The snow was way heavier than I'm used to, but I'm happy for the moisture. My ski patrol friend told me they were reporting moisture densities of 15-20%, whereas Colorado snowpack tends to be in the 2-5% range.
 
Old 04-10-2018, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Originally Posted by Westerner92 View Post
Once they finally got things up and running, it was amazing. It was so uncrowded I got fresh tracks all day. The snow was way heavier than I'm used to, but I'm happy for the moisture. My ski patrol friend told me they were reporting moisture densities of 15-20%, whereas Colorado snowpack tends to be in the 2-5% range.
I snuck out to A-Basin yesterday. It was probably the best ski day Iíve had in 7+ years. Much colder than Vail so the snow wasnít nearly as heavy.

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