Heavy Snow on Tap for the Front Range Foothills of Colorado

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 1, 2011 11:53 pm

Storm still on track to dump heavy snow over MT, Northern ID (6-12) and Eastern Wyoming through today and sweep into the Metro Denver area by Midnight Wednesday.  Rocky Mountain National Park, Eldora, and areas along the front range foothills will see 6-10 inches by early afternoon Thursday. The peak snowfall will be between 4 and 11 AM Thursday.  A Basin, Berthod Pass, Loveland, Winter Park will also see freshies on Thursday however lighter amounts (3-6). Winds will make amounts very variable!  The best chase might be Eldora on Thursday!  They are open!

Additional snowfall will increase along the front range on Saturday with moderate amounts along the front range as well as another 2-5 inches in the mountains favored by upslope flow (Eldora, A Basin, Winter Park).    Very heavy snow (12-18 inches) is expected in Southeast Colorado and blizzard conditons will spur on the plains and into Kansas Saturday night and Sunday.  The Colorado Southern Mountains will pick up decent snow on Saturday however mostly East of the Divide. Wolf Creek will see new snow as well however my forecast is calling for lighter amounts.

The bottom line is that the Fluff will be falling again over Colorado however the wind flow is not ideal for heavy snow West of the Divide!   Other areas could see significant snow over the next 4 days! 

- Powderchaser Steve