Aspen under winter storm watch |

Aspen under winter storm watch

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” A Pacific storm moving into western Colorado could bring heavy snow to the mountains surrounding Aspen and Snowmass by Thursday night.

A winter storm watch is in effect from Thursday evening through Friday afternoon for much of western Colorado, according to the National Weather Service.

Snowfall totals of 8 to 16 inches are possible, along with wind gusts of 20 to 40 mph over ridgetops that will result in areas of blowing and drifting snow, according to the weather service.

A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow accumulations that would negatively impact travel, the weather service said.