Aspen under winter storm watch
Aspen, CO Colorado
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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A speeding car on Tuesday morning crashed into and destroyed part of the winter closure gate on Maroon Creek Road.