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Winter storm lingers over Aspen

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Aspen Mountain reported 10 inches of new snow Sunday morning, and 14 over the past two days, the result of a winter storm that moved into Colorado on Friday. And more is still to come.

Aspen Highlands was reporting 9 and 17 inches, respectively, and Snowmass picked up 8 inches over the past 24 hours, and 13 over the past 48 hours. Buttermilk reported 6 inches on Sunday morning and 9 inches over the past two days.

A winter storm warning for the mountains surrounding Aspen, which had been set to expire early Monday, has now been extended until Tuesday at 6 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Sunday’s forecast calls for highs of 25 to 35 and snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches before the weekend’s balmy conditions ” which produced wet, sticky snow on the slopes, rain mixed with snow and, sometimes, just plain rain ” give way to colder temperatures.

Another 4 to 8 inches are expected Sunday night, along with lows of 15 to 25, and the weather service is predicting 3 to 5 inches of additional snow on Monday, with highs in the 20s. Monday night’s forecast calls for 3 to 5 inches and lows of zero to 10 above.

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On Tuesday, the weather service is predicting a 40 percent chance of snow and highs of 10 to 20 degrees.

Ski resorts around Colorado have picked up snow from the storm ” Crested Butte reported 14 inches of new snow on Sunday morning, and 19 inches over the past 48 hours. Steamboat reported 14 and 18 inches, respectively. Vail picked up 6 over the past 24 hours and a foot of snow in the past two days.

Sunlight Mountain Resort outside of Glenwood Springs, on the other hand, was reporting just 2 inches of new snow on Sunday morning for the past 24-hour period, and 7 inches over the past 48 hours.

(Reported Sunday morning, for the past 24 hours)

Arapahoe Basin ” 5 inches

Aspen Highlands ” 9 inches

Aspen Mountain ” 10 inches

Beaver Creek ” 5 inches

Breckenridge ” 4 inches

Buttermilk ” 6 inches

Copper Mountain ” 5 inches

Crested Butte ” 14 inches

Durango ” 4 inches

Keystone ” 4 inches

Loveland ” 6 inches

Powderhorn ” 5 inches

Silverton ” 11 inches

Snowmass ” 8 inches

Steamboat ” 14 inches

Sunlight ” 2 inches

Telluride ” 5 inches

Vail ” 6 inches

Winter Park ” 13 inches

Wolf Creek ” 4 inches


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