Light snow showers and cool temps on Wednesday. Dry weather returns on Thursday, with very mild and dry conditions continuing through Saturday. High-elevation snow showers return on Sunday, with mostly light snow through early next week. Final update and 20/21 season recap on Friday (4/30).
Short Term Forecast
I-70 Snow Conditions
I-70 Travel Conditions
The remaining open resorts picked up 3-6 inches for Wednesday morning's reports, with Breckenridge coming out on top thanks to very intense snowfall on Tuesday afternoon.
The reports for A-Basin and Loveland are definitely lower than expected as the global models really over-cooked the forecast in the days leading up to the storm. This tends to happen later in the spring when there is a lot of moisture and energy in the atmosphere. Live and learn...
Cloudy skies and off-and-on light snow showers will now remain in place through Wednesday afternoon ahead of clearing skies through Wednesday night. Mid-mountain temps will climb into the 30s by midday Wednesday and drop into the teens on Wednesday night.
Mild and dry weather will then quickly follow on Thursday. Expect clear skies. light winds, and mid-mountain temps in the 40s. Friday will be much of the same but mid-mountain temps will likely reach into the 50s as well-above-average temps slide into Colorado. Saturday will also be very warm, though increasing cloud coverage and maybe a few high-elevation showers will signal an approaching storm for early next week.
Wet, icy, and a few snowy road surfaces will remain in place through Wednesday morning, followed by mostly dry road surfaces from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night.
Clear and dry road surfaces will prevail on Thursday and continue through Saturday.
High-elevation snow showers from Sunday (5/2) through next Tuesday (5/4) will likely bring us more wet, icy, and slushy road surfaces, though travel impacts should be minimal.
Clear and dry road surfaces will prevail by Wednesday (5/5) and continue through the second half of next week.
Sunday, May 2 through Tuesday, May 4 will be the time to watch for another round of high-elevation snow showers, though mild temps will limit our chances for significant accumulations.
Looking further ahead, mild and dry conditions will follow through the second half of next week. There could then be another chance for high-elevation snow around Sunday, May 9 but it will become increasingly difficult in terms of snow as we head deeper into May.
Thanks for reading! Check back for my final update and 20/21 season recap on Friday (4/30).
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