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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Some weekend snow stoke for Colorado:

Weekend Forecast for Vail Pass

Hazardous Weather Outlook
Winter Storm Watch

Tonight: A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. West northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Total nighttime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Thursday: Snow likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Breezy, with a calm wind becoming west between 15 and 20 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow
accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Thursday Night: Periods of snow, mainly after midnight. Low around 22. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

Friday: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 30. West wind between 5 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Friday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. West wind between 5 and 15 mph.

8" to 18" predicted West of the Continental Divide by Friday Morning and more predicted after that. See you at Vail on Friday
post #2 of 25
Only fools, newcomers, and tourists actually believe long-term mountain weather forecasts... Especially snowfall amounts!
post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 
Actually...I just looked at the CDOT cams and it looked like it was dumping pretty hard up on Vail Pass.
post #4 of 25
I don't care if the forecasts are believable or not, I just want to make sure you know I'm coming in two weeks and you need to save some snow for me!!!
post #5 of 25
Still showing snow tonight and Sunday. I'm crossing my fingers as my dad is coming to ski with me and I'd love to have a Vail powder day on on Sunday.
post #6 of 25
I think I'm gonna have to cancel my plans tomorrow and head up. I went up yesterday and they were in dire need of a good snowfall. I can't wait!
post #7 of 25
nope, no snow at all, everyone just stay home! Looks like it's actually going to be around 65 degrees and rainy. If it was me I wouldn't drive up to the mountains, in fact, we're trying to get all the spring break kids down to Denver for the weekend...oh, ok, it snowed last night and looks like more coming today and this weekend
post #8 of 25
wow. im flying out tomorrow and skiing all week till friday. cant wait.
post #9 of 25
Glad to hear the snow machines are back on. Neighbor came back from Vail yesterday and didn't see a flake while he was there. I hope to be there early April and keeping my fingers crossed spring will be snowy.
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
I don't care if the forecasts are believable or not, I just want to make sure you know I'm coming in two weeks and you need to save some snow for me!!!
Me too. It is the kids first trip out west.
post #11 of 25
Thread Starter 

Updated Forecast

Call me a fool but I'm putting the skis in the car now.....

KUSA - A storm packing a large amount of Pacific moisture will move into Colorado tonight, bringing heavy snow to most mountain areas.


In addition to snow, wind gusts up to 40 mph will accompany this latest storm causing limited visibility and poor driving conditions for people traveling in the high country Thursday night and Friday.

Several winter weather warnings and advisories have been posted for the mountains through Friday.

A WINTER STORM WARNING has been posted for mountain areas west of Vail Pass through 6 p.m. Friday for a total of 1 to 2 feet of snow. This warning includes the Park, Elkhead, Gore, and Elk Mountains including Vail, Aspen, Snowmass and Crested Butte.

SNOW and BLOWING SNOW ADVISORIES are in place for most mountain areas east of Vail Pass including the mountains of Summit County, Winter Park, Berthoud Pass and Rabbit Ears Pass. A total of 6 to 12 inches of snow can be expected for most of these areas. Locations along the Peak-to-Peak Highway, including Estes Park, Ward, Nederland and Central City, can expect about 4 to 6 inches of total accumulation.

A SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ADVISORY has also been posted for the northern San Juan Mountains including Telluride and Ouray for 8 to 12 inches.

Finally, a HEAVY SNOW WARNING has been posted through 6 p.m. Friday for the Upper Yampa River Basin including Steamboat Springs for 10 to 14 inches of snow.

According to Meteorologist Ashton Altieri, most of the precipitation will stay in the mountains. However, isolated rain or snow showers are possible in the metro area mainly in the morning on Friday. No accumulaing snow is expected for the Denver, Boulder or Fort Collins areas.
post #12 of 25
scaryfast, you just made my night
12 hours, 30 minutes till my flight into DIA
post #13 of 25
I can confirm it is snowing in Steamboat. It was snowing lightly all day but really no accumulation. The sun has gone down and it's coming down nicely.
post #14 of 25
Sounds like fun!
post #15 of 25
any of this going to make it to summit county? or WP?
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by drewski180 View Post
any of this going to make it to summit county? or WP?

10" at Breck, 7" Copper, 8" Loveland etc....
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by jgiddyup View Post
etc....
16" at Winter Park::::
post #18 of 25
Ughh, I think I'm gonna be sick. I couldn't rearrange my schedule to get up there today.
post #19 of 25
Thread Starter 
Man it was deeeeep today. The drive up was gnarly. Saw many cars in the ditch. Just got over Vail Pass and they closed it for avy work. The drive was worth it. Waist deep untracked powder in the back bowls. Two words: Champagne Glades.

Going back for more tomorrow.
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by scaryfast View Post
Man it was deeeeep today.
Yes it was 18" in town more on the hill, the nice wet heavy stuff we needed so badly! Bring on some more.
post #21 of 25
Glad to hear that the forecast was correct.
post #22 of 25
Yeah, Vail reported 10" this morning, but in the back bowls it was more like 15-20" with free refills on every run. SICK!
post #23 of 25

Colorado Snorkel Alert

Did anybody see these snorkels out there?
post #24 of 25
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16" at Winter Park
Darn, and I'm over here at the Boat.
post #25 of 25
It was deep at Beaver Creek today as well, but alas not so many refills-12-15" by the time it was done I am guessing-

fairly dense, covered up the frozen icebergs quite well-no dust on crust-
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