Winter weather advisory through 6 a.m. Wednesday
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory through 6 a.m. Wednesday for Aspen and Snowmass.
Snow forecasted to develop late Monday and continue until just after midnight should taper off before picking up again late Tuesday morning through Tuesday night.
The National Weather Service predicted anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of accumulation, with locally higher amounts along west-facing slopes.
Winds will be out of the west at about 20 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 50 miles per hour.
Due to the high winds, blowing snow is expected to continue even during periods when precipitation tapers off.
Snow is expected to continue off and on throughout the remainder of the week and into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
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