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Heavy snow continues on Monday morning for the southern mountains, with lighter amounts in the central and northern mountains. Our current storm will rotate on Monday afternoon and bring a few inches to the northern half of the state through Monday night. Cold and mostly dry from Tuesday through Thursday ahead of a good-looking storm for the upcoming weekend.

Snow report Monday morning!

Since most ski resorts are closed, the following is taken from a mix of SNOTEL, snow stake cams, and automated weather stations on the resorts.

Wolf Creek: 12 inches (official report)
Telluride: 6 inches
Crested Butte: 5 inches
Copper Mountain: 4 inches
Snowmass: 4 inches

This brings our 48-hour snow total to 27 inches at Wolf Creek and roughly 4-12 inches at most other locations. Speaking of Wolf Creek, our friends at Powder7 sampled the goods on Sunday and it did not disappoint!

Our current weather-maker continues to deliver heavy snow to the southern mountains on Monday morning as it spins over Utah. Here is the latest satellite imagery on Monday morning.

The storm will slowly rotate into Colorado through Monday afternoon and bring even colder temps and periods of light to moderate snow to all mountains. Totals will remain on the lighter side for most areas.

View → 10-Day Snow Forecasts

The wind direction is currently out of the southwest, which heavily favors southern Colorado, but as the storm rotates through Monday afternoon, the wind direction will shift to more of a west and northwesterly flow. This should fire up additional snow showers through Monday night, especially as mountain-top temps cool and very fluffy snow stacks up.

In total, look for an additional 6-12 inches at Wolf Creek through Monday and 2-6 inches for all other areas through Monday night. There is upside potential for some northern mountain locations on Monday night so keep an eye on the snow stake cams as the snow stacks up.

Following the fun through Monday night, Tuesday morning will feature a mix of sun, clouds, and a few lingering snow showers in the northern mountains. Mid-mountain temps will start in the single-digits and only climb into the upper teens to low 20s by Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

For the middle of the week, we’ll be watching for continued cool but mostly dry conditions on Wednesday and Thursday. I can’t completely rule out a few snow showers in the far northern mountains but any accumulations will be very light as the best energy remains too far to our north.

Our full attention will then shift Friday, Saturday, and into Sunday as a stronger storm takes aim for Colorado. There is still low confidence in the details but keep an eye on Saturday for our next round of healthy accumulations.

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