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Snow Flies in the Southern Rockies

1 Oct 2017, 3:31 pm

Fall is a season of change. It can be an unpredictable season from year to year, especially in the Mountain West. One thing that can be expected in the Rocky Mountain states, however, is high elevation snow. Many areas in the Rockies experience their first snow of the season in September and October, on average.

So it should come as no surprise that Winter Weather alerts have been posted from Montana south to Colorado. This article will focus on the early week snow in the Southern Rockies. For more information on what’s happening in the Northern Rockies, click HERE.

Higher elevations in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah can expect some wintry weather through the rest of Sunday night, Monday, and even early Tuesday. Mountain valleys will see several inches of slushy snow. Snow totals will likely range between 8 and 12 inches above 9,000 feet, with 18 inches possible at the highest passes and summits. Travel will be most difficult at pass level. Major cross-country routes, such as Interstate 70 and Interstate 80, will be impacted by this snow event.

As always, follow WeatherNation for the latest on wintry weather concerns. Check your local forecast right here on our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest breaking weather news.

Meteorologist Joe Astolfi

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