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Colorado weather forecast: Another round of snow moves in

11:07 PM, Jan 31, 2014   |    comments
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DENVER - Another round of snow moved through the Denver metro area after 2 p.m. Friday. The heaviest snow will fall south of the metro area.

The system comes to an end early Saturday morning.

An additional 3 inches of snow is expected in the Denver metro area. Another 4 to 8 inches of snow will fall in the foothills.

A WINTER STORM WARNING remains in effect for the high country from Steamboat Springs to Aspen south to Telluride through early Saturday for more snow and wind and dangerous travel conditions.

Preliminary snowfall reports Friday morning included 32 inches near Breckenridge, 20 near Silverthorne, 7.8 inches near Fort Collins,  5.5 inches near Louisville and 26 inches near Vail.

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Heavier snow moved through locations to the north and west. Locations near Fort Collins and Greeley are reporting 5 to 10 inches of snow with localized areas getting up to a foot.

Foothill locations near Estes Park, Evergreen, Georgetown and Idaho Springs are reporting 6 to 12 inches of snow by Friday morning.

Once the snow has ended, cold air and below average temperatures will stick around for a while. Highs will be in the 20s and 30s Friday through next week.  The next chance for snow will arrive Tuesday.

Southern mountain areas near Telluride, Silverton and Ouray can expect periods of snow to continue through Friday evening with 10 to 20 inches of accumulation. Wind gusts to 40 mph will cause visibility to be less than a mile at times.


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