Winter storm lingers over Aspen
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.
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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