Another snowstorm headed to Summit County
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Finishing off one of the snowiest weeks of the season so far, another wave of winter is expected to hit Summit County today, bringing in as much as 10 more inches of snow by tonight.
As of press time, the snow was expected to pick up early this morning and continue throughout the day with 8-10 possible inches of accumulation, according to Friday forecasts from the National Weather Service.
A winter storm advisory is in effect for Summit County today through
5 a.m. Sunday morning.
The snow is expected to continue, but slow down Sunday bringing in up to 1-2 inches by the afternoon.
The winter weather could start up again Sunday night and continue into the first few days of next week, with another possible storm on the way, but meteorologists say they can’t yet tell how much snow the next system could bring.
Driving conditions are likely to deteriorate on Interstate 70 as far east as Georgetown as expected snowfall creates the potential for icy and snowpacked roads. Roads will likely get gradually worse closer to Summit County.
As of Friday, avalanche danger remained high in the backcountry at upper elevations, particularly on north-, east- and south-facing slopes, according to reports from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
Friday broke up a week of heavy snowfall with a few hours of sunshine in the afternoon. Snowstorms throughout the week collectively dumped as much as 4 feet of new powder on parts of Summit.
As of Friday, Keystone Resort had 7 inches of new powder, for a week total of 22 inches and a season total of 169 inches.
At press time, Breckenridge Ski Resort was reporting 49 inches of fresh snow in seven days, bringing the season total to 275 inches.
Copper Mountain saw 12 inches in three days according to reports Friday, while Arapahoe Basin had 3 inches in 24 hours and 9 inches over three days, Friday reports said.
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