Series of snowstorms expected into next week in Aspen, Snowmass area |

Series of snowstorms expected into next week in Aspen, Snowmass area

Aspen Times staff report

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Saturday, and an update Friday night from the National Weather Service calls for 4-8 inches of snow in the higher elevations of the Elk Mountains.

And there could be another round of snow starting on Christmas day into Wednesday for the area.

Aspen and Snowmass are under the current advisory, which includes the northern and central Colorado mountains.

“Plan on slippery road conditions … especially over mountain passes. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact holiday travel as well as anyone who is backcountry skiing,” the NWS-Grand Junction office update warned.

Highs this weekend and next week will be near or below freezing and overnight lows are expected in the teens through Christmas, when the next storm is expected in the mountains. Current predictions call for 3-5 inches of snow starting on Christmas afternoon.

“A stronger storm system could impact the area beginning Tuesday and lasting through Wednesday, which could impact holiday travel,” the NWS outlook states. “Several inches of snow may fall in the mountains and possibly the valleys. Details are still uncertain.”

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