Aspen, Snowmass fireworks shows expected to be chilly, snowy
For those heading out tonight for the fireworks shows in Aspen and Snowmass Village, you might consider packing that extra layer.
Snow is expected on and off today, but after the sun goes down the temperatures are forecast to be in the single digits into the evening and overnight into Tuesday. Snowfall totals range from 2 to 6 inches in the mountains and valleys by Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service said Sunday a strong cold front and “cold Pacific storm will bring snow to the region” late Sunday and into early Tuesday. While the heavier snow totals are expected south of Aspen, the surrounding Elk Mountains are including in the NWS’s updated winter weather advisory.
The high for Aspen today is not expected to get above 20 degrees, and the overnight low is 3 degrees, according to the NWS forecast.
The fireworks shows in Aspen are scheduled for 8 p.m. and midnight over Aspen Mountain, and in Snowmass Village a show is scheduled for 10 p.m. (with a torchlight parade planned at 6 p.m.).
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Mountain Rescue Aspen is expanding its education efforts to try to keep people safe in the backcountry during winters and summers. It will host a workshop on Dec. 8 titled, “How to Plan a Backcountry Tour.”