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Snowfall Moving Across The Four Corners and Wyoming

10 Dec 2021, 12:10 pm

Winter weather alerts remain in effect for the Four Corners states and Wyoming as heavy snow and strong wind gusts continue. One to two feet of snowfall has already been reported in the mountains with more on the way.

 

Avalanche Warnings have been issued in the high country of Colorado due to strong winds and heavy snow. Backcountry travel in avalanche terrain, including the runout of avalanche paths, is not recommended.

Travel could be very difficult in the highlighted areas below. Plan ahead by checking road maps and closures in your area. Snow accumulation impacts are showing minor to major impacts on roadways throughout portions of Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming.

Accumulation

The in house model, or Baron 3 kilometer model, has the highest concentration of additional snow across the ski country of Utah and Colorado. As the storm system moves into the Plains, snowfall will diminish.

As of Thursday, Denver sits at #2 on the record list for consecutive days without snow. This means, there needs to be at least 0.1″ of snowfall recorded at Denver International Airport in order to stay at #2 and not bump up to #1.

The last day with measurable snowfall in Denver was April 21st.

Forecast Timing

Isolated pockets of snow showers are possible into the afternoon where bursts of cold air, lift and moisture coincide. This appears most likely west of I-25. Snowfall will wrap up this evening.

Additionally, we have concerns for gusty winds in Wyoming and Colorado close to I-25. This could make travel difficult, especially where the snow is coupled with wind. Gusts as high as 65 mph are possible.

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