Forecast news: ‘Heavy snow, strong winds, and plummeting temperatures will be the norm for much of the West’ — NWS #CODrought #COwx

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From the NWS:

A DEEP UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL MOVE FROM THE WEST COAST TO THE ROCKIES BY SATURDAY. A QUASI-STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDS FROM THE UPPER GREAT LAKES SOUTHWESTWARD TO THE CENTRAL ROCKIES THEN SOUTH TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. THE WESTERN PART OF THE BOUNDARY WILL MOVE EASTWARD TO WESTERN TEXAS AS THE UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH MOVES EASTWARD BY SATURDAY EVENING. THE SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE SNOW OVER NORTHERN/CENTRAL ROCKIES/GREAT BASIN AND SOME OF THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS ALONG THE WEST COAST ON FRIDAY. THE PRECIPITATION WILL WANE TO A FEW POCKETS OF SNOW OVER PARTS OF THE NORTHERN/CENTRAL ROCKIES AND THE GREAT BASIN ON SATURDAY. RAIN WILL ALSO DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF THE SOUTHWEST THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

From The Pueblo Chieftain (Matt Hildner):

The National Weather Service office in Pueblo issued a winter storm warning for elevations above 10,000 feet. Combined with wind gusts of up to 60 mph, the snowfall is expected to make conditions treacherous for drivers on U.S. 160 over Wolf Creek Pass and on Colorado 17 over Cumbres and La Manga passes…

South Fork is expected to see 1 to 2 inches of snow Saturday night, while the weekend storm could leave between 3.5 to 7 inches at Creede. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains are not expected to get the brunt of the storm. La Veta Pass will likely get no more than an inch of snow, according to weather service forecasts.

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