Snowy weekend on tap for Aspen |

Snowy weekend on tap for Aspen

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” A snow and blowing snow advisory is in effect Friday in Aspen and Snowmass, where 3 to 5 inches of new snow could fall by midnight, according to the National Weather Service.

Light snow in Aspen on Friday morning is expected to intensify during the day, with higher accumulations on west-facing slopes, according to the weather service. West winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts of 40 mph will cause blowing snow and reduced visibility.

Another 2 to 4 inches is possible after midnight. Saturday brings a 40 percent chance of snow with highs of 15 to 25 and wind-chill readings of 2 to 12 below. The chance of snow on Saturday night is 50 percent.

One to 3 inches of new snow is predicted on Sunday, with highs in the 20s and wind-chill readings of 4 to 14 below in the morning.

More snow is forecast Sunday night with heavy accumulations possible, according to the weather service.

The Aspen Skiing Co. reported no new snow within the past 24 hours on Friday morning as of 3:46 a.m., though snow has fallen since that hour.

Crested Butte reported 7 inches of new snow by about 5:30 a.m. and Arapahoe Basin reported 6 inches by 6 a.m. Steamboat received 13 inches over the past 24 hours by about 5:15 a.m. on Friday and Vail was reporting 7 inches at close to 8 a.m.

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