Breckenridge Daily Snow

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By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 10 months ago April 14, 2023

Relief

Summary

Snow through Friday night and into Saturday morning, heaviest Friday afternoon and into Friday night. Clearing follows on Saturday evening. Dry weather returns for Sunday, Monday, and into Tuesday. Chances for snow return on Wednesday, April 19, with cooler temps likely through the weekend of April 22/23.

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Friday - Saturday

Snow will begin to ramp up on Friday afternoon, bringing with it much-needed relief from the warm temperatures and rapid snowmelt that has occurred this week. Expect an intense wave of snowfall on Friday afternoon, followed by snow continuing, heavy at times, through Saturday morning.

In total, I like 2-4 inches through Saturday morning, with decent upside potential thanks to robust spring-time energy, cooling temps, and a west-northwest wind that should fire up healthy orographics through Saturday morning.

We'll then see clearing during the second half of Saturday as temps only climb into the upper teens to low 20s on Saturday afternoon. Cold overnight lows on Saturday night will bring a solid overnight freeze (good for snowpack stability) as temps drop into the single digits to low teens.

Sunday - Tuesday

Following the snow on Friday and into Saturday, we'll enjoy another round of dry weather and mild temps on Sunday, Monday, and into Tuesday. Expect daytime highs in the 30s on Sunday, followed by a jump into the 40s on Monday. Tuesday will also feature more cloud coverage thanks to another round of snow that will arrive during the middle of the week.

Wednesday & Beyond

There's now decent agreement for our next chance at accumulating snowfall beginning around Wednesday, April 19 and continuing through Friday, April 21. Thursday and into Friday will be the days to watch for cold temps and decent snow quality.

Looking further ahead, cooler temps could linger over the Rockies through the weekend of April 22/23 and into the week of April 24. This could also bring additional chances for snow. As I've mentioned before, cooler temps and chances for snow are exactly what we want for a slow melt and river runoff as we head deeper into spring.

Thanks for reading! Next update on Monday (April 17).

SAM COLLENTINE

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