More snow in Aspen’s forecast
December 10, 2007
ASPEN ” Another winter storm is expected to wallop southwestern Colorado on Monday and Tuesday, but Aspen is forecast to reap additional snowfall as well.
A snow advisory is in effect for the central mountains of Colorado, including the Elk mountains surrounding Aspen and Snowmass, starting at 5 p.m. Monday and continuing until 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction.
Snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are possible Monday night, followed by another 4 to 7 inches on Tuesday, according to the weather service. Lows of zero to 10 above are expected Monday night; highs of 15 to 25 degrees are forecast Tuesday with southwest winds of 10 to 15 mph, gusting to around 30 mph.
Wednesday’s forecast currently calls for partly sunny skies with a 20 percent chance of snow. The coldest temperatures of the season so far are predicted late in the week, when the words “wind chill” enter the forecast.
According to the weather service, a winter storm system will spread across southwestern Colorado on Monday and into central Colorado by Monday night. So far, the forecast calls for the southwest to receive the bulk of the pounding. Up to a foot or more of snow is expected in the San Juan Mountains, where such ski areas as Telluride, Silverton Mountain and Wolf Creek will benefit from another blast of powder.
Snow on Tuesday could be heavy at times, particularly over the southern mountains, the weather service said.