Aspen snow falls short, so far
October 1, 2009
ASPEN – A winter advisory remains in effect in Aspen until 6 p.m. Thursday, but Aspenites awoke to only a dusting of the white stuff in town and on the ski slopes.
The National Weather Service had been calling for measurable accumulations overnight Wednesday and early Thursday.
On Thursday morning, the weather service continued to predict snowfall in the Elk Mountains surrounding Aspen and Snowmass, but backed off on expected accumulations. A forecast of 2 to 4 inches was adjusted downward to 1 to 3 inches in a mid-morning update. No snow was falling by mid-morning in Aspen, though, despite cloudy skies and temperatures hovering in the 20s.
Lows of 15 to 25 are expected Thursday night, with sunny skies and highs in the 40s on Friday, according to the weather service.
The weekend will bring partly sunny skies on Saturday with highs in the 50s, before another weather system moves in Saturday night, the weather service said. Mostly cloudy skies and a chance of rain or snow, with highs of 45 to 55, are expected Sunday and Monday.