Aspen gets another shot at snow |

Aspen gets another shot at snow

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” A series of storms that were expected to bring snow to Aspen for the weekend didn’t drop much, but a winter weather advisory is in effect for the Aspen area until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Another Pacific storm is expected to roll though western Colorado on Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Four to 8 inches could fall late Monday afternoon and overnight in the mountains surrounding Aspen and Snowmass. Blowing snow could make travel difficult, the weather service warned.

Elsewhere, a winter storm warning is in effect Monday night for a swath of north-central Colorado, including Steamboat Springs, where 10 to 14 inches are possible, according to the weather service.

The weather service is calling for 1 to 3 inches of snow in Aspen on Monday, with highs in the 20s, and another 3 to 5 inches Monday night, with lows of 5 to 15 and west winds gusting up to 30 mph. On Tuesday, snow is likely, with another 1 to 3 inches possible, along with highs of 15 to 25.

A chance of snow remains in the forecast Tuesday night. Partly sunny skies, highs in the 20s and a 20 percent chance of snow are in the forecast on Wednesday.

The weekend brought light snow to area ski slopes. On Saturday morning, Snowmass was reporting 2 inches of new snow; other local ski areas reported no new accumulations. On Monday morning, Aspen Mountain and Snowmass reported 2 inches of new snow over the prior 24 hours, while Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk picked up an inch.

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