The storm door is open and winter weather continues to stream into northern Colorado in January, with National Weather Service forecasters calling for yet another powder weekend at Copper Mountain!
According to the latest winter weather advisory, the mountains of Summit County could see between six to 12 inches of snow by Friday night, so be ready for a powder feast Saturday morning. The advisory ends Saturday morning at 6 a.m.
The snowfall comes as a steady northwest flow carrying moist air from the Pacific roars into the state. As the air is pushed up over the high Rockies it cools, squeezing every drop of water out of the clouds. All in all, it's a perfect setup for skiers and snowboarders, although travel conditions could be a bit challenging Thursday night and Friday, with blowing snow on the high mountain passes.
The heaviest snowfall is expected Thursday night, with a break on Friday, then again Friday night, with lighter on-and-off showers through the weekend. There's no “polar vortex” associated with this weather system, so temperatures are expected to be seasonable, with highs in the 20s and lows in the teens and single digits.
Copper is report three inches of fresh snow Thursday morning, 25 inches in the past seven days and more than 10 feet of snow for the season so far. Get the full snow report here, and visual verification with the Copper Mountain snow stake cam.