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Spring Snow for the Central Rockies

12 Apr 2022, 12:35 pm

Heavy snow is impacting the Pacific Northwest through Tuesday. As the storm system moves inland, snow will become a lot more widespread for the Intermountain West of Colorado and Utah.

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Snow alerts carry all the way into the Intermountain West of Colorado, Wyoming and Utah through Thursday. Again, up to 20″ of snow will be possible for the high country, with blowing snow creating difficult travel on I-70, I-80 and I-15.

By Tuesday afternoon/evening snow showers will be a lot more widespread across the Rockies. Still, the isolated snow showers can create difficult travel and quick accumulation. The Front Range of Colorado should stay mainly dry, as the mountains eat up a lot of the incoming moisture. A few snow showers can’t be ruled out along and east of I-25 but the bigger story will be gusty winds and high fire danger east of the Rockies.

We will see this pattern continue into Wednesday, where snow showers continue to impact the Intermountain West. Great news for Spring skiiers, not so great for travelers.

We will be mainly dry on Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday morning. Another burst of snow arrives Thursday afternoon and evening for the high country leading to additional accumulation.

In terms of accumulation, you can see the mountains will do the best with the multiday snow opportunity. We will see the bulk of the accumulation now through early Wednesday morning with the burst of snow coming on Thursday not yet making too much of an impact in this particular forecast.

Stay with WeatherNation as we track the latest in the conditions for the Rockies. For more on this and the western regional forecast, join us at :50 past the hour.

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Lucy is originally from the Boston area but has spent the last four years forecasting and living in Colorado! She stayed in the northeast for her education, graduating Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Oswego with a B.S. in Meteorology. Just a few days after graduation, she made the cross country move to Color... Load Moreado Springs, CO to begin her career at KKTV, the CBS affiliate. Lucy has covered historic blizzards, tornadoes, windstorms, the largest wildfires in Colorado state history and dust storms ... they truly "get it all" in Colorado! Lucy is excited to forecast on a national level and continue her passion of explaining the science behind the weather!