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Winter storm heading for Colorado

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” The mountains surrounding Aspen/Snowmass could see snow accumulations of more than 2 feet from a series of Pacific weather systems that will begin pushing into western Colorado Saturday evening, according to the National Weather Service.

A snow advistory is in effect Saturday evening through Sunday at 9 a.m. A winter storm watch is in effect from Sunday evening through Monday afternoon, according to the weather service.

Periods of heavy snow are possible over the central and northern mountains of Colorado, with total accumulations of 4 to 8 inches by mid-morning on Sunday. Additional accumulations of 10 to 20 inches are possible Sunday evening through Monday afternoon.



In addition, southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts reaching 45 mphs will precede a cold front that will push into the region Sunday night, according to the weather service. The wind will bring blowing and drifting snow, and motorists may encounter travel difficulties and reduced visibility.

Go to http://www.cotrip.org for updated, statewide road conditions.

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