Daily flurries expected for Summit County, but no big snow dumps, forecasts say | SummitDaily.com

Daily flurries expected for Summit County, but no big snow dumps, forecasts say

Cold front will bring highs in the teens and wind to the region as dry air moves over Colorado

The rigid peaks of the Tenmile Range, pictured from Officers Gulch on Thursday, Jan. 19, stand tall above the tree line.
Andrew Maciejewski/Summit Daily News

Up to an inch of snow is possible each night this week in Summit County, but no powder days are expected, meteorologists say. 

Summit County is under a hazardous weather outlook as daily light snow showers will accompany a cold front beginning Monday evening, according to reports from the National Weather Service of Boulder/Denver. During that time frame, temperatures will not reach above 17 degrees fahrenheit until Friday afternoon, and up to an inch of snow could accumulate each night. Lows are predicted to hover between -5 to 7 degrees. 

A map shows the potential snowfall totals for select areas of Colorado, including Summit County, where between one to two inches are possible with the first part of this storm system.
National Weather Service of Boulder/Courtesy illustration

OpenSnow.com founder and head meteorologist Joel Gratz says the cold air moving into the region contains little moisture, which will likely be a limiting factor for accumulation.

Beyond Friday, National Weather Service meteorologists say the snow could continue, but they said the dry system is unlikely to produce large amounts of snowfall. Gratz’s report backs this up, saying it’s too soon to tell what the strength of that possible storm will bring. 

“From Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, one scenario is that the weather pattern will become stormier with at least one round of snowfall,” Gratz said. “Another scenario is that the northern and eastern areas of Colorado will see very cold temperatures and most of the snow will stay west and/or north of Colorado.”

To stay up to date on the latest weather and driving conditions, visit OpenSnow.com, Weather.gov/bou/ and CoTrip.org.

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