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Aspen forecast: snow and cold

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Light snow fell Saturday in a cold Aspen, but greater accumulations are in the forecast for Sunday.

Snowmass and Aspen Mountain picked up an inch of new snow over the past 24 hours, according to the Aspen Skiing Co.’s Sunday morning snow report, while Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk both received 2 inches The month has already seen 110 inches of snowfall, according to the Skico.

Sunday’s forecast calls for snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, gusty winds and wind-chill readings of 4 to 14 below, according to the National Weather Service. A snow and blowing snow advisory is in effect until 5 a.m. Monday.



On Monday, snow is likely in the morning and a chance of snow remains in the afternoon, with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible, the weather service said.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center rates the overall avalanche danger in the Aspen zone as considerable in its Sunday morning report.




Says the CAIC: Near and above treeline the avalanche danger is considerable on steep, wind-loaded or cross-loaded slopes facing north, northeast, east, southeast and south. The danger is moderate on other aspects above treeline. The avalanche danger is moderate on all aspects below treeline.

Go to http://avalanche.state.co.us/ for more details.


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