First Snow-Related Weather Warnings Issued North of Colorado

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Some of the first Winter related Weather Warnings and Advisories are up for Wyoming and Montana this afternoon lasting into the weekend. Some areas stand to see their first significant snowfall and some areas over higher elevations may see 5-10 inches worth of accumulation!

So why the big deal for us in Colorado? The reason this is significant is that some of this cold air and precipitation will make its way to Colorado over the next few days.

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Nam3K model snowfall accumulation through mid-day Saturday

The latest Nam3k model shows a bit of snow accumulation atop the highest peaks in Colorado. Expect cold and snowy conditions late Friday into Saturday with a slushy accumulation up to 1-3 inches. We don’t expect significant snowfall for our mountains with this storm, but there is a stronger storm system late next week that will bare watching.

If you are hiking, camping or any other activities that take you into the mountains and especially in areas above 10-12k feet in elevation; be prepared for cold conditions and possible snow late Friday into Saturday!

 

John R. Braddock
Storm Chaser/ Amateur Meteorologist at Mountain Wave Weather
John R. Braddock is a NOAA/NWS Certified Storm Chaser and Amateur Meteorologist living in Castle Rock, Colorado. A graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and a Colorado native, he specializes in short range forecasting, severe weather and mountain weather dynamics.

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