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Storm peters out

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” The second coming of snow Monday night produced only a couple of inches on Aspen slopes, though the National Weather Service predicted another round of heavy snow.

The Aspen Skiing Co. reported 2 inches of new snow over the past 24 hours early Tuesday at Snowmass, Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands. Buttermilk picked up an inch.

Over the past 48 hours, though, Aspen Highlands picked up 16 inches, Aspen Mountain got 15 inches, Snowmass got 14 inches and Buttermilk received 11 inches.

A winter storm warning in western Colorado has expired and the weather service is calling for diminishing snowfall on Tuesday morning and a slight chance of snow in the afternoon, with highs of 25 to 35.

Partly sunny skies are forecast Wednesday and Thursday, with highs in the 30s, though a slight chance of snow is also in Thursday’s forecast.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center report for Tuesday, Feb. 26:

The avalanche danger for the Aspen zone is overall considerable. Where heavy snow and wind drifts have accumulated, human-triggered avalanches are probable, and they have the potential to break into snow layers near the ground.

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


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