Heavy snow, blizzards for the mountains
Blowing snow observed over Douglas, Elbert & Lincoln counties. Be prepared for reduced visibility at times #cowx pic.twitter.com/fB3SyZVOvV— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) March 2, 2015
Heavy snow will continue to fall across the mountain ranges of southwestern Colorado through Wednesday, even as some locations have already seen snow totals of 2-4 feet in the past week. Winter storm warnings are in effect from Rocky Mountain National Park to the state's southwestern corner through Tuesday.
Coal Bank Pass received 2.5 feet of snow over the weekend while 5 feet of snow have been reported at Wolf Creek Pass in the last week. The National Weather Service says winds could gust up to 55 mph on Wolf Creek Pass and in the eastern San Juan Mountains, causing large drifts of snow and making travel very hazardous.
"It's two big storms," says Tom Renwick, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. "There’s that storm last week, and then the storm this week which is really putting us through the top."
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