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This has been a great storm and it continues today for Utah and Colorado. About 3 feet in the Cascades, 4 feet in the Sierra, and now double digits in the Wasatch and it is on to Colorado today.
Snow continues today for Utah resorts through Tuesday Morning. The storm moves into Colorado today through Wednesday. The system is moving in from the west southwest as the Low tracks right through the heart of Colorado. It moves into southwestern Colorado this morning, the central mountains by 11 and northern mountains by 2 pm.
This storm will impact the Denver Metro with at least 2-5, and it is possible for higher amounts, in the 6-9 range, especially on the east side of the city and the airport (DIA), so prepare for delays, if the Low tracks just 50 miles from the projected path the snow totals for Denver could be on the high side.
Utah Winter Storm Warnings until 5pm Tomorrow for Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, and Park City
Get out there and ride today! There is a break in the snowfall this morning until around 10 am when one of the outer bands, on the backside moves through. The backside of the storm will bring colder air, but the winds will be somewhat calm between 10-15 mph. Wind chills near zero. Daytime snow totals will be between 2-6 for Alta and Snowbird with slightly less for Brighton and Park City.
Expect another 1-3 overnight and another 1-3 during the day tomorrow as the outer bands work its way east. Temperatures will be in the niddle teens with winds between 10-15 mph.
The storm moves in bringing colder air as the system approaches. I am expecting 1-2 feet snow totals with this storm for the central and northern mountains.
Today, snow totals will be higher in the southern resorts today as the storm gets under way. Expect 4-6 for Telluride, Silverton and Powderhorn, while the central and northern mountains will be in the 1-3, 2-4 range. Below is the GFS storm totals, I expect this to be a little higher.
Much better totals for the central and northern ranges. Vail/Beaver Creek, Aspen and areas along the divide, Arapahoe Basin and Loveland in the 5-9 range. Steamboat looks to be in the sweet spot for the first round. Look for 6-10 before tomorrow morning.
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