4-12 inches for Saturday morning's reports! Snow will continue through Saturday afternoon before tapering off Saturday night through Sunday. Light snow returns on Sunday night and into Monday ahead of heavy snow from Monday afternoon through Monday night. Storm departs on Tuesday. Dry Wednesday through Friday. Chance for light snow around February 4. Stormy period begins around February 7.
Short Term Forecast
I-70 Snow Conditions
I-70 Travel Conditions
We talked about the potential for an upside surprise as I-70 was just on the southern edge of the storm coming into Friday. Well, the upside potential delivered as we picked up 4-12 inches for Saturday morning's reports!
11": Winter Park
9": Beaver Creek
9": Copper Mountain
Vail, Winter Park, Beaver Creek, and Copper were all of the spots that I discussed for upside potential. It was also great to see Breckenridge squeeze in there as well.
Most areas picked up anywhere from 1-4 inches through Friday afternoon, followed by an additional 3-8 inches after the lifts closed on Friday night. Get out there and enjoy the goods!
We'll now continue to receive light to quick bursts of heavy snow through Saturday afternoon as another ripple of energy slides into Colorado. Look for another 1-4 inches, with temps starting in the single digits and rising into the teens.
Sunday - Monday
We should see snowfall rates taper off on Saturday night, 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.
Light snow should fall from Sunday night through Monday morning but totals should remain on the lighter side during this time. Temps will continue to top out in the low teens.
I'll then be watching late Monday afternoon through Monday night for the wind direction to shift from the west-southwest to more of a west-to-west-northwest flow. This will combine with a band of energy in the atmosphere to fire up heavy snow on Monday evening.
In total, look for another 3-8 inches from midday Monday through Monday night, with more storm skiing turns on Monday afternoon and untouched snow to enjoy for first chair Tuesday. This will be another storm to watch for upside potential.
Slick and snow-packed road surfaces are firmly in place on Saturday morning. Expect slower travel speeds and the potential for accidents to continue through Saturday so give yourself plenty of extra travel time.
Following wet/slushy road surfaces and mostly 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 will prevail on Tuesday, January 31 and continue through Friday, February 3. There is a chance for wet road surfaces around Saturday, February 4 but normal travel speeds should continue through at least Monday, February 6.
Tuesday & Beyond
The storm will begin to clear out on Tuesday and we should receive mostly sunny skies and daytime highs in the upper teens to low 20s. Tuesday morning should be a great time to get out and enjoy the fresh snow and clearing skies.
We'll then settle in for at least a few days of dry weather and mostly sunny skies from Wednesday, February 1 through Friday, February 3. Temps should also warm-up nicely by the end of the week.
Looking further ahead, we'll be tracking a weak storm for Saturday, February 4, followed by a chance for a stronger storm around Tuesday, February 7. This storm around February 7 could kick off a return to stormier weather as we head into the middle of February.
Thanks for reading!