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Storm brings snow to Aspen

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Snow from a storm that was expected to move into Aspen Monday night was slow to develop, but local slopes finally collected more than a inch or two. Snowmass reported 8 inches on Wednesday morning and more is in the forecast.

The Aspen Skiing Co. reported 6 inches at Aspen Highlands over the past 24 hours, 5 inches at Aspen Mountain and 3 inches at Buttermilk. A winter storm warning for the central mountains of Colorado, including the Aspen/Snowmass area, has been extended until 6 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy snow is possible at times, with total accumulations from the storm of 10 to 20 inches by Thursday morning, the weather service said.

Aspen’s forecast calls for 2 to 4 inches of additional snow on Wednesday, with highs of 25 to 35. Wednesday night will bring another 1 to 3 inches of snow, with lows of zero to 10 above and wind gusts of around 25 mph, the weather service said. Mostly cloudy skies are expected Thursday with a 40 percent chance of snow and highs of 25 to 35.

Elsewhere around the state, the storm has dumped significantly more snow at some ski resorts than at others.

By early Wednesday, Crested Butte was reporting 9 inches of new snow over the past 24 hours, as was Monarch Mountain. Steamboat, Winter Park and Sunlight Mountain Resort near Glenwood Springs all reported 6 inches.

Vail, Beaver Creek and Loveland all reported 4 inches of fresh stuff, Copper Mountain picked up 2 inches and Telluride had 1 inch over the past 24 hours.

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