... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 7 PM this
evening to 5 PM MST Friday...
* timing... snow will begin to develop across the mountains late
this afternoon and then become more widespread and heavier
this evening and overnight. Snow will gradually decrease on
Friday... first in the I-70 corridor of the mountains and then
slowly northward to the Wyoming border by late Friday.
* Snow accumulations... 3 to 8 inches in the I-70 corridor,
increasing to 6-12 inches from Rocky Mountain National Park
north to the Wyoming border. Amounts in excess of 1 foot will
be possible north of Rabbit Ears Pass.
* Wind/visibility... west/southwest winds increasing to 25 to 35
near and above timberline... with gusts to 60 mph or more over
the high passes. Visibility will be reduced to just a couple
hundred feet at times over the higher passes... and below one
half mile at times in lower elevations.
* Impacts... snow and blowing snow will produce hazardous and
slow travel conditions across the mountains. The worst travel
conditions can be expected from late this evening through
Friday morning, then some improvement can be expected
especially along the I-70 corridor by Friday afternoon.
A Winter Weather Advisory means that snow and blowing snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while driving.