Colorado Powder Forecast: Sunscreen weekend

February 10th, 2011 by

Colorado Powder Forecast for week of Feb. 10

    HIGHLIGHTS
  • A great base, but no fresh this weekend
  • Weather pattern changes to favor west coast
  • Next chance of snow is Wed/Thu


It's hard not to have a smile on your face after a snow cycle like we had last weekend into early this week. Two to four FEET of snow fell across most mountains, with the highest amounts around Vail and Steamboat. In fact, I'm never seen so much snow on the side of Vail Pass as I've seen over the last week.

Colorado will be in a snow lull for about the next week as the atmosphere transitions from a cold and snowy trough in the east to a cold and snowy trough along the west coast.

As the trough along the west coast sets up early next week, the first in a series of storms will move across Colorado on Wednesday and Thursday. I expect many of the storms during the remainder of February to come from the southwest or west, which generally favors the San Juans and the central mountains (Crested Butte, Monarch, Aspen, Sunlight, Powderhorn) with the deepest snow.

Of course the devil is in the details of each storm, so stay tuned for more on the new weather pattern at www.ColoradoPowderForecast.com.

-JOEL GRATZ

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