Aspen under winter storm watch |

Aspen under winter storm watch

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado
Courtesy National Weather ServiceA winter storm is expected to sweep into Colorado Monday night, bringing locally heavy snow to the northern and central mountains of western Colorado. Another storm is setting up to move in Thursday night and Friday.

ASPEN ” A winter storm watch is in effect for the mountains of western Colorado, starting Monday night, according to the National Weather Service. The Aspen area could see 8 to 16 inches of new snow by Wednesday evening.

Motorists should anticipate hazardous driving conditions, including snow and blowing snow, through Wednesday, the weather service warned.

The service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Aspen area, starting Monday at 6 p.m. and continuing through Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Snow is likely, starting Monday evening and continuing after midnight, with accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and lows of 5 below to 5 above. Gusts up to 30 mph will cause blowing snow and wind-chill readings of 1 below to 11 below, according to the weather service.

On Tuesday, the weather service is calling for another 1 to 3 inches of snow in Aspen, with highs of 10 to 20, wind gusts up to 30 mph and wind-chill readings of 2 below to 12 below in the morning. More snow is expected Tuesday night, with accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for snow, with accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, and highs in the 20s. Partly sunny skies are expected Thursday, with highs of 25 to 35, but snow returns to the forecast on Thursday night and Friday.

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