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By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 2 months ago December 11, 2023

Light Refresh, Midweek Flakes

Summary

We squeezed out 1-3 inches on Sunday night. A few lingering snow showers on Monday morning. Another chance for light snow arrives Tuesday night and continues through Wednesday night. Dry and very mild weather settles in on Friday, December 15, and continues through at least Wednesday, December 20.

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Sunday Night Snow

We were able to squeeze out anywhere from a dusting to up to 3 inches at Breckenridge on Sunday night. We talked about the potential for up to 1-2 inches in Sunday morning's update so this is all good news as we'll take all that we can get.

Monday - Tuesday

We'll now receive mostly cloudy skies and maybe a few more flakes on Monday morning ahead of partly to mostly cloudy skies from Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening. Look for temps in the 20s on Monday and Tuesday, with overnight temps in the teens.

Tuesday Night - Thursday

We'll then be tracking a cut-off low that will slowly move from west to east near southern Colorado from Tuesday night through Thursday. This could bring us off-and-on light snow, mainly on Tuesday night and again on Wednesday night, but I'm not expecting much in terms of accumulating snowfall.

This will really only bring us partly to mostly cloudy skies and temperatures that should remain in the 20s during the day through Thursday, with overnight lows in the teens. If you're looking for snow, keep an eye on the southern mountains as they could receive sneaky good totals around Wednesday.

Travel Forecast

Wet and icy road surfaces will be encountered on Monday morning but this should not have an impact on travel speeds. Mostly dry road surfaces return Monday afternoon and continue through Tuesday evening.

Light snow could bring more wet and icy road surfaces at times from Tuesday night through Wednesday night but this should not have a major impact on travel speeds.

Mostly dry road surfaces will begin to prevail through Thursday, followed by clear and dry road surfaces beginning on Friday, December 15, and lasting through at least Wednesday, December 20.

Extended Forecast

Friday & Beyond

Dry weather and mild temperatures will begin to take full control on Friday, December 15. We can expect sunny skies and temps around 30F on Friday, followed by more sunny skies, light winds, and temps in the 30s on Saturday, December 16, and Sunday, December 17.

Looking further ahead, there isn't much light at the end of the tunnel as dry weather continues into the week of December 18. I think we will have to stay very patient and wait until at least the timeframe of December 21-24 for our next chance at significant snow here in Colorado.

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Along with automated weather forecasts for each town along the mountain corridor.

Thanks for reading! Next update on Tuesday.

Sam Collentine

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About Our Forecaster

Sam Collentine

Meteorologist

Sam Collentine is the Chief Operating Officer of OpenSnow and lives in Basalt, Colorado. Before joining OpenSnow, he studied Atmospheric Science at the University of Colorado, spent time at Channel 7 News in Denver, and at the National Weather Service in Boulder.

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