1-3 inches for Monday morning's reports. Snow continues to ramp up through Monday, with very heavy snow during the afternoon and evening hours. Clearing through Monday night. Dry Tuesday through Friday. Chance for light snow on Saturday. Stormier pattern looks to return beginning around Monday, February 6.
Short Term Forecast
I-70 Snow Conditions
I-70 Travel Conditions
We picked up another 1-3 inches on Sunday night thanks to a narrow band of heavy snow that sagged along the I-70 mountain corridor. We'll now receive off-and-on light snow on Monday morning ahead of the snow machine ramping up to full pow(d)er on Monday afternoon.
Expect snowfall rates to crank up during the second half of the day, with a period of very intense snowfall possible between roughly 3 pm and 8 pm. This could offer storm skiing turns as snowfall rates approach 1-2 inches per hour for last chair Monday, followed by the storm continuing to deliver heavy snowfall through early Monday night.
In total, I'll stick with 4-10 inches through Monday night, with great turns for first chair Tuesday morning.
As I mentioned on Sunday morning, the intense snowfall on Monday afternoon will create winners for higher snow totals and not-so-lucky areas for lower snow totals so keep an eye on the snow stake cams and plan to wake up early Tuesday morning to enjoy the goods.
The storm will clear out on Monday night and we'll enjoy mostly sunny skies on Tuesday. Temps will start in the low single digits to maybe even below 0F and only rise into the low teens so bundle up if you're enjoying the first chair turns.
Wednesday - Friday
We'll then enter a period of dry weather and mostly sunny skies through Friday. Expect temps in the 20s on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, along with light winds each day. Ideal conditions to soak in the sun and enjoy all of the recent snowfall.
Icy and snow-packed road surfaces quickly returned on Sunday night thanks to a narrow band of heavy snow that sagged along the I-70 mountain corridor.
Expect slower travel speeds on Monday morning ahead of reduced visibility due to intense snowfall rates by early Monday afternoon and lasting through Monday night. Give yourself plenty of extra travel time, especially from Monday afternoon through early Tuesday morning.
Dry road surfaces will prevail by Tuesday afternoon and continue through at least Friday. Expect travel to cruise along at normal travel speeds from Tuesday afternoon through Friday.
There is a chance for wet road surfaces on Saturday, February 4 but normal travel speeds should continue through at least Sunday, February 5. Travel impacts likely return early next week, February 6-8.
Upcoming Weekend & Beyond
We'll be tracking a weak storm that could bring light snow to Colorado to kick off the upcoming weekend.
Expect an increase in cloud coverage through Friday night, followed by a chance for light snow through Saturday. This could bring us anywhere from a dusting to maybe 1-2 inches, along with a slight cool down in temperatures.
Looking further ahead, we'll be tracking a stronger storm for Monday, February 6 through Tuesday, February 7. This storm continues to trend in the right direction so start planning for powder potential early next week.
We could then catch another break around February 9-11 ahead of more storminess from February 12-14. We can't ask for more than consistent snow with storms every 2-4 days. BRING. IT. ON.
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