Aspen under winter advisory
October 5, 2011
ASPEN – A winter weather advisory is in effect for the Aspen area from 6 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, but a winter storm watch has been lifted, according to the National Weather Service.
Elsewhere around western Colorado, including Crested Butte and Telluride, a winter storm warning is in effect, and the weather service is calling for 6 to 12 inches between 7,000 and 9,000 feet.
In the Aspen area, snow and blowing snow are forecast, starting Wednesday night. Three to 6 inches are possible above 9,000 feet, with 1 to 2 inches at lower elevations. Gusty winds are also forecast, reducing visibility and creating snow-packed conditions over the higher mountain passes in western Colorado, according to the weather service.
A dusting of snow fell on the high peaks around Aspen Tuesday night, but the local high country has been sparred significant new snow so far this fall.
In Aspen, rain and a chance of snow showers are in the forecast for the remainder of the week, with highs in the mid-40s and lows in the 20s. Mostly sunny skies and a high near 52 is expected Sunday, according to the weather service.