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Snow or sun " it’s all good

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” A chance for snow is back in the forecast for the mountains of Aspen and Snowmass by midweek, but Monday may bring a second day of glorious sunshine to local slopes. Or not.

The Aspen Skiing Co. reported no new snow over the past 24 hours in its Monday morning report, and with good reason. Skiers and boarders who hit the slopes on Sunday worked on their tans, not their powder turns.

The National Weather Service is, however, calling for isolated snow showers in the western Colorado mountains Monday and Tuesday, but no accumulations. Partly sunny skies are forecast Monday morning, though dawn brought overcast skies, with a 20 percent chance of snow in the afternoon and highs of 25 to 35.



Tuesday’s forecast calls mostly sunny skies in the morning, becoming partly sunny, with highs again of 25 to 35.

By Wednesday, the forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of snow. High-elevation snow and a mix of snow and rain at lower elevations are possible from Tuesday night through Sunday, according to the weather service.




The Colorado Avalanche Information Center report for the Aspen zone on Monday, March 10:

The avalanche danger has pockets of considerable on NE-E-SE aspects steeper than 35 degrees above treeline. West and northwest winds have created some soft slabs on these aspects. The danger is moderate on slopes that are less steep, on S-SW-W-NW-N aspects at all elevations and on all aspects near and below treeline. Human-triggered avalanches remain possible on those slopes.

Go to http://avalanche.state.co.us/ for the full report and information on conditions statewide.