Aspen under storm warning |

Aspen under storm warning

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado
Jeremy Swanson/Aspen Skiing Co.A skier finds powder on the Face of Bell on Aspen Mountain Friday morning.

ASPEN – The Aspen area is under a winter storm warning until 6 a.m. Sunday, and the National Weather Service is predicting snow accumulations of 8 to 16 inches.

Snow began falling in Aspen at midday on Friday; about an inch is expected, according to the weather service. Another 2 to 4 inches are forecast Friday night, with an additional 3 to 5 inches on Saturday. The weather service is calling for 3 to 5 inches on Saturday night and 2 to 4 inches on Sunday.

Highs of 25 to 35 are forecast on Saturday; highs in the 20s are expected Sunday. Overnight lows of 10 to 20 are expected Friday and Saturday nights, dropping to zero to 10 degrees on Sunday night.

Monday’s forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of snow with highs in the 20s.

Snows so far this week have left Colorado ski resorts boasting several inches of freshies over the past few days. Snowmass reported 5 inches of new snow over the past 24 hours on Friday morning, and 7 inches over the past 48 hours. So did Vail. Aspen Mountain had 4 and 5 inches, respectively.

Nearly 2 feet of new snow has fallen on the slopes at Aspen/Snowmass over the past 7 days, according to an email alert from the Aspen Skiing Co. on Friday.

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