1-4 inches for Friday morning's reports. Heavy snow ramps up on Friday afternoon and continues through Saturday. Slight break on Sunday ahead of more snow Sunday night through Monday. Dry weather prevails on Tuesday and continues through the second half of next week. Chance for snow around February 4 and again around February 7.
Short Term Forecast
I-70 Snow Conditions
I-70 Travel Conditions
Friday - Saturday
We picked up another 1-4 inches for Friday morning's reports, which brings us up to 2-8 inches over the past 5 days and 8-28 inches over the past 10 days.
We'll continue to receive off-and-on light snowfall on Friday morning ahead of snowfall rates ramping up through Friday afternoon. This storm does look like it will keep the deepest snow totals north of I-70 but we should still receive healthy snowfall rates on Friday afternoon and into Friday night, with off-and-on snowfall continuing through Saturday.
In total, look for 2-8 inches from Friday through Saturday, with decent upside potential for areas like Beaver Creek, Vail, Copper Mountain, and Winter Park.
Temps will climb into the upper teens to low 20s on Friday before dipping back into the low teens on Saturday. Target last chair Friday for storm skiing turns but really plan for first chair Saturday to enjoy all of the fresh snow that falls on Friday night.
We should see snowfall rates taper off on Saturday night and be followed by mostly dry weather on Sunday. We could receive some sun on Sunday morning ahead of increasing cloud coverage to signal our next round of snow from Sunday night through Monday.
We've finally received a bit more clarity in the models for the storm early next week. It now looks like off-and-on light snow could return through Sunday night and into Monday morning ahead of our next chance for heavier snowfall rates on Monday afternoon and into Monday night.
Look for another 2-6 inches from midday Monday through Monday night, with more storm skiing turns on Monday afternoon and untouched snow to enjoy for first chair Tuesday.
Wet, slushy, and snow-packed road surfaces will be encountered on Friday morning. Travel should cruise along at normal speeds.
Slick and snowy road surfaces will follow beginning on Friday afternoon thanks to heavy snow. Friday night and Saturday morning could provide difficult travel conditions so plan for extra travel time.
Following wet road surfaces and normal travel speeds on Sunday, we'll be watching for more icy and snow-packed road surfaces to return beginning on Sunday night and lasting through Tuesday morning. Give yourself extra travel time, especially from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.
Dry road surfaces and normal travel speeds prevail on Tuesday, January 31 and continue through at least Friday, February 3.
Tuesday & Beyond
It now looks like dry weather will prevail through Tuesday, January 31 and kick-off at least a few days of dry weather. Expect clearing skies through Tuesday, with temps in the teens, followed by sunny skies and milder temps for Wednesday, February 1 through Friday, February 3.
Looking further ahead, we'll be tracking "something" around Saturday, February 4 but as of now, this does not look overly strong so it will likely only bring us light snow, if anything. We'll then also be keeping an eye on Tuesday, February 7 for another chance for snow across Colorado.
We've seen very consistent snowfall, albeit lighter for some locations, over the past 6+ weeks and our snowpack now ranges from 95-120% compared to the 30-year average so overall, we're still in great shape even if we see a slightly drier period in early February.
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