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On The Hill: As more snow falls, there is plenty of whoopin and hollerin’ on Aspen Mountain

VIDEO: Ample powder has fallen on Aspen Mountain this morning, and the outlook is good for more snow the rest of this week and weekend in the Aspen area. All of this fresh snow has the locals in a tither, with regular whoops and hollering echoing through the white hills.

On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.

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ASPEN SKI COMPANY OFFICIAL REPORT: 0″ in the past 24 hours, 1″ in 48 hours and 20″ in the last 7 days. High of 34°, low of 12°.

ASPEN TIMES FIELD REPORT: Snow started falling fast and light this morning, with easily two to three inches accumulation by 10am up on the Ruthies side of Aspen Mountain. There is a pretty strong breeze, with flakes falling fast, and it feels pretty chilly. Good day for goggles that help features pop, and an extra layer. Don’t forget the hanky. You’ll need it in between runs.

LIFT LINE STATUS: Virtually non-existant!

LISTENING TO: Black Crowes – “Girl From A Pawnshop”

SNOWCAST: NOAA.com is reporting:

  • Today: Snow showers likely, mainly before 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 29. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Tonight: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 13. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Thursday: A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 28. West northwest wind around 5 mph..
  • Friday: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 30. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
  • Saturday: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 33.
  • Sunday: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 34.

SPECIAL WEATHER ALERT:

...ANOTHER STRONG STORM POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL COLORADO AND SOUTHEAST UTAH FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY...  ANOTHER STRONG STORM IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE WESTERN GREAT BASIN LATE THIS WEEK WHICH COULD BRING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF SNOWFALL TO THE MOUNTAINS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST COLORADO AND SOUTHEAST UTAH. THIS WOULD BE THE SECOND SIGNIFICANT STORM TO IMPACT THIS AREA IN AS MANY WEEKS.  THE LOWER ELEVATIONS AND VALLEYS MAY ONCE AGAIN RECEIVE A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW INITIALLY WITH PRECIPITATION SWITCHING TO ALL SNOW WHEN COLDER AIR MOVES INTO THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF HEAVY...WET SNOW ARE POSSIBLE FROM NEAR BLANDING IN SOUTHEAST UTAH EASTWARD ACROSS CORTEZ...DURANGO ...AND PAGOSA SPRINGS IN SOUTHWEST COLORADO.  WITH PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE THROUGH THE WEEKEND...AND SNOW OR RAIN AT LOWER ELEVATIONS...IMPACTS MAY BE SIGNIFICANT. HIGHWAYS THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS COULD BECOME HAZARDOUS TO DRIVE... AND SLUSHY OR MUDDY CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP AT LOWER ELEVATIONS NEAR THE FOUR CORNERS.  SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE TRACK AND INTENSITY OF DEVELOPING STORMS CAN...AND OFTENTIMES DO OCCUR. THEREFORE...MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR FAVORITE WEATHER SOURCE FOR THE LATEST FORECAST AND UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING THIS DEVELOPING STORM.

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