Spring Snow for the Central Rockies
Heavy snowfall affects the Pacific Northwest through Tuesday. As the storm system moves inland, snow will become much more prevalent for the Intermountain West of Colorado and Utah.
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Snow alerts continue through the Intermountain West of Colorado, Wyoming and Utah through Thursday. Again, up to 20 inches of snow will be possible for the high country, with blowing snow creating difficult travel on I-70, I-80 and I-15.
By Tuesday afternoon/evening, snow showers will be much more widespread in the Rockies. Still, isolated snow showers can create difficult travel and rapid accumulation. Colorado’s Front Range is expected to remain mostly dry, as the mountains absorb much of the incoming moisture. A few flurries can’t be ruled out along and east of I-25, but the biggest story will be gusty winds and a high fire danger east of the Rockies.
We will see this pattern continue into Wednesday where snow showers will continue to impact Intermountain West. Good news for spring skiers, less good news for travellers.
We will be mostly dry Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday morning. Another flurry of snow arrives Thursday afternoon and evening for the high country causing further accumulation.
In terms of accumulation, you can see the mountains will do their best with the opportunity for multi-day snowfall. We’ll see most of the accumulation now through early Wednesday morning, with the snow burst coming Thursday not yet having too much of an impact on this particular forecast.
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