Snow in forecast for mountains around Aspen

September 15, 2011ASPEN — A slow-moving storm is expected to bring the mountains surrounding Aspen an early taste of snow on Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. The agency has issued a winter weather advisory for the central and southwest mountains of Colorado, including the Elk Mountains surrounding Aspen. Snow is expected to begin accumulating above 12,000 feet in elevation at around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Snow levels could drop as low as 9,000 feet, the weather service said. By Thursday morning, 2 to 6 inches of snow are possible above 10,000 feet. Hazardous overnight driving conditions are possible on mountain passes, cautioned the weather service. “Places such as Vail and Independence passes, Monarch Pass and Red Mountain Pass will experience some snow and slush accumulation, creating hazardous, early season winter-driving conditions,” the weather service said. Independence Pass, southeast of Aspen, remains open. It closes for the winter in early November unless winter weather forces the Colorado Department of Transportation to lock the gates early. Wednesday night’s winter weather advisory expires at 6 a.m. Thursday. –Aspen Times
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4 Responses to Snow in forecast for mountains around Aspen

  1. radiogirl says:

    Well,looks like I better drive very carefully as I’m headed that way.I thought about this possibility today.


  2. A_lad says:

    Of summer is any indication of what this winter is going to be like then by some extra blankets. It will be cold.

    Here in Southern AZ we have been having the most unusual storms. The local weather wants to tag the label ” Monsoons ” to them. I have lived here 25 years and have never seen anything like them. They do NOT swirl like a monsoon would. They are thick in density and very dark. Monsoons usually come in late afternoon and blow out by mid-evening. These things creep along with an uncanny purpose it seems. Very strange.

    People notice it but nobody wants to talk about it. There is an underline tone of fear I believe, in hopes that soon all this stuff will go away here and abroad. Sadly that won’t be the case.

    They say we are moving into sunny days. We will see. The local weather people are mystified but attempt to cover up the anomaly. The only thing that’s a constant anymore is continous change. Regular patterns are now irregular, becoming the new norm.

    I can feel my Spirit grieved at times and always on alert….. Am I Trippin?


  3. Andy (uk) says:

    does any one know if there is any residual snow/ice from last years record falls for this to build on ?


  4. luisport says:

    Huge drop in temperatures for China and east USA
    Check the temperature anomaly graph here. Blue are temperatures way below normal.

    Beijing and Shanghai about 5C below normal.

    East of the Mississippi about 4C below normal.

    Why all of the sudden the drop and why for these countries?


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