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Is October Snow A Sure Sign Of The Winter Ahead? Plus How To Drive Safely On Snow And Ice

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The roads are not a friendly place this morning, Oct. 28, 2019.

We checked out a weather map of Colorado today and it looks like someone spilled Pepto Bismol all over the state, because pink is how the National Weather Service indicates "a winter storm warning." A warning that has very much come to fruition. It's in place through Wednesday, October 30, at noon. So what does this mean for slopes and snowpack? Let's ask meteorologist Joel Gratz, of OpenSnow, who's sounding positively giddy! Plus, Mark Cox heads the Bridgestone Winter Driving School in Steamboat Springs. Besides staying off the road during snowy, icy weather, what is his top tip to stay safe?