Colorado mountains prepare for up to 2 feet of snow in May
May 17, 2017
A winter storm warning is now in effect for Summit County and nearby areas of Colorado, as a powerful spring storm is expected to drop several feet of snow in the mountains. The snow storm is expected to begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday and continue through Thursday and into Friday evening.
The Weather Channel reports snow accumulations of 12–24 inches are expected, with a possibility of 36 inches on favored east slopes, including Rocky Mountain National Park.
Meteorologist Joel Gratz predicts Thursday and Friday to be powder days at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. Gratz forecasts 10-15 inches with the deepest powder on Thursday and Friday.
“Areas along the front range mountains, north of I-70 to the Wyoming border, could receive 15-40 inches (seriously),” reads Gratz’ forecast written today on opensnow.com.