Forecast says… Indian Summer ends today. This is bad if you’ve really been enjoying the warm, super-sunny weather on the Front Range, and it’s good if you’re ready for the snow to pile up in the high country. I lean toward the latter, but you already knew that.
Okay then. So what does the future hold? Starting this afternoon a front moves across the mountains and it starts snowing, supposedly. Snow may linger through Friday morning, leaving a total accumulation in the northern and central mountains of up to 9-10 inches, though the more conservative estimate would put it at 5-6 inches.
Then, this weekend, “breezy” with highs in the lower to mid-30s and no sign of snow early next week. There’s some stuff brewing in the Pacific for a potential follow-up later next week, but we’ll know more by Tuesday or Wednesday.
Either way, we’ll know exactly what happened over the next few mornings. You’ll find the totals right here around 6 each morning, so check back for the latest conditions, both on the slopes and on the roads.
Speaking of roads, look for 20-minute stops in both directions of I-70 around Georgetown between 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. There’s also ongoing work around Idaho Springs that could cause additional delays at any time.
For early risers and après skiers, the Twin Tunnels narrow to one lane either direction overnight from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. This portion of the Twin Tunnels project will end this month, but the big construction stuff on the tunnel picks up in March.
Be sure to check back every morning to see what Arapahoe Basin and Loveland picked up; let’s hope we’re pleasantly surprised by bigger-than-expected totals, leading to more terrain (each ski area has one run open)…
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