More snow in Aspen’s forecast |

More snow in Aspen’s forecast

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” On the heels of a storm that left 13 inches of new snow at Aspen Highlands on Tuesday morning, another system could bring 4 to 8 inches on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

In fact, there’s a chance of snow in Aspen and Snowmass virtually every day this week, according to the latest weather service forecast.

A winter storm warning that had been in effect for Aspen expired at noon Tuesday, but before it moved out, the storm dumped 13 inches at Aspen Highlands over a 24-hour period, according to the Tuesday morning snow report. Highlands received 16 inches over a two-day period.

Snowmass was reporting 7 inches of new snow early Tuesday, and 11 inches over two days, while Aspen Mountain picked up 4 and 8 inches, respectively. Buttermilk had 3 inches over the past 24 hours and 6 inches over the past 48 hours.

Sunlight Mountain Resort near Glenwood Springs reported six inches of fresh snow Tuesday morning, and 10 inches over the past two days.

Elsewhere around the state, Vail got 14 inches over the past 24 hours, Copper Mountain and Powderhorn were both reporting 11 inches, and Beaver Creek had 9 inches.

More snow is on the way, according to the weather service, which is calling for snow Wednesday in Aspen, with accumulations of about an inch, and highs of 25 to 35. Another 1 to 3 inches are possible Wednesday night, and snow is likely Thursday, with 4 to 8 inches of accumulation and highs in the 20s, the weather service said.

Snow is likely Thursday night as well, and a 30 percent chance for snow remains in Friday’s forecast, with highs again in the 20s. Partly sunny skies are forecast on Saturday, along with a 20 percent chance of snow. There’s a 30 percent chance for snow on Sunday, the weather service said.

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