Snowpack news: Next chance of widespread snowfall Thursday or Friday — NWS #COdrought #COwx


From the Vail Daily (Lauren Glendenning):

Meteorologist and powder forecaster Joel Gratz, of, reports that weather models are now generally in agreement that the Monday system will split and miss Colorado, meaning the next major storm will arrive Thursday evening and last through Saturday morning.

“The best powder days of the next week should be Friday and Saturday morning,” Gratz forecasted Saturday. “As the storm crosses Colorado, the flow will switch from southwest to northwest, and central and northern areas should see the best snow from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. Of course the timing could change a bit, but this looks pretty good right now.”[…]

“What I do know is that both the American GFS and European model show a cold and snowy trough over the Rockies from Saturday through Monday (Jan. 14), and while this doesn’t mean it’ll snow that entire time, it does mean the pattern is favorable for cold air and off-and-on snow,” Gratz reported. “Remember, it only takes a week or two of consistent snow for the slopes to ski very well, and I think this will happen through the middle of January.”

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