Soggy, snowy week with winter weather advisory for Aspen area; snow above 9,000 feet | AspenTimes.com

Soggy, snowy week with winter weather advisory for Aspen area; snow above 9,000 feet

Staff reports
Snow total predictions through May 11, 2019, by the NWS.
National Weather Service

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the Aspen-Snowmass area and the central Colorado mountains above 9,000 feet with up to 10 inches of snow in some locations by Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

In an update early Wednesday afternoon, the NWS said the advisory goes into effect Wednesday evening and lasts until 6 p.m. Thursday. According to the outlook, the snow line is about 9,000 feet and above for the heaviest accumulations.

The Aspen forecast calls for minimal snow totals for the town, but rain and possible thunderstorms are expected during the day Wednesday and Thursday and changing to snow both nights. Daytime highs are in the mid-40s and overnight lows right around freezing for Aspen.

Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches possible at higher elevations. The chance of rain in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley remains into Friday and possibly the weekend.

“By Thursday morning the snow levels could drop as low as 6,000 feet across northern Colorado and Utah, but the majority of the snow will fall in the central and southern mountains in Colorado,” said Wednesday’s update. “The chances for snow showers will persist through the weekend mainly across the San Juan Mountain.”


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