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Colorado Weather Forecast: Strong wind and mountain snow with colder temperatures statewide Wednesday

9:49 AM, Dec 16, 2012   |    comments
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Dry weather will stick around Denver and surrounding areas for the rest of the weekend and the first part of the following week.

Wind gusts from 70 to 90 mph are possible in the foothills starting early Monday morning, lasting through the day Monday into Tuesday afternoon.  For the metro area Monday winds of 15 to 25 mph are expected out of the west.

Snow is the story in Colorado's mountains where 10 to 20 inches has already fallen in the southwestern part of the state with more on the way.

Monarch Pass reported a wind gust of 130 mph Saturday afternoon!

Here are the current warnings and advisories for snow:

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY:

Steamboat Springs area and the northern Gore Range for 5 to 12 inches new snow starting at noon Sunday until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

WINTER STORM WARNING:

Elkhead and Park Mountains as well as the Flattops mountains for 8 to 15 inches new snow with up to 20 inches above 9,000 feet from noon Sunday until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

WINTER STORM WATCH:

For most of the Colorado Mountains west of the Continental Divide from Sunday through Wednesday. Snowfall accumulations will range from 4 to 20 inches.


Denver's next chance for snow will be Wednesday and we'll have detailed snowfall forecasts a day or two before the snow begins.

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