Snorkel Alert- Deep Pow Update for the West.

christopher

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Summary:
Significant snow is still on tap for the Front Range of Colorado, with decent spillover into the western mountains late this weekend. Timing is a bit slower on this storm. Models are still posing some questions. Make sure to follow our forecaster @lstone84 on Instagram for additional coverage from our chases.


Forecast:
A significant storm is very slowly going to move east of California late this week setting up near the 4 corners by Saturday. The models are slowing the progression of the low slightly with the highest precipitation rates for Colorado on Saturday mid day through Sunday. 2-3 inches per hour are likely, especially late Saturday into Sunday. The models show varied differences on snow totals. The European is further north with less moisture depicting the foothills near Boulder at 15-20 inches. The American Model (GFS) continues to place the low further south pumping higher quantities of liquid directly over the Front Range Foothills and adjoining mountains along and just west of the Divide. In fact, the GFS after decreasing snow totals from 50-60 inches to 20-30 has up trended again. Splitting the differences in the model runs leads to my forecast of 20-35 inches for Rocky Mountain National Park, Red Feather Lakes, Georgetown, Coal Creek Canyon and perhaps Nederland (Eldora). Sometimes with east flow the mountains just below Ned see higher amounts than the Ski area itself.
 
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