More snow, below zero temperatures expected ahead of Halloween |

More snow, below zero temperatures expected ahead of Halloween

Snow clouds roll in over Lake Dillon from Sapphire Point on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
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FRISCO — Summit County is under its second winter storm warning of the week, and it’s only Tuesday. Sunday night’s storm rolled out of the area Monday, leaving 4-6 inches at Summit County ski areas before the sun and blue sky returned.

Tuesday morning, residents woke up to a dusting of snow, and the area is under a winter storm warning through noon Wednesday. 

National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Hanson said Summit County is getting the “short end” of this storm, which is primarily east of the Continental Divide.

He called for about 3 inches in the Frisco and Silverthorne areas and up to 6 inches at surrounding ski areas.

“We are expecting things to develop later on (Tuesday) evening,” Hanson said. “That’ll be your best chance to get some snow up there.”

The Weather Service also reported road conditions are expected to be hazardous through Wednesday morning. 

“If traveling (Tuesday) or Wednesday morning, consider adjusting your travel plans,” the report read. 

The storm is expected to roll out of the area by sunrise Wednesday, with some sunshine possible in the afternoon, Hanson said.

The sunshine won’t bring much of a warmup, with a high of 16 and low of minus 8 forecast for Wednesday. Temperatures are expected to get above freezing Thursday, when a high of 39 is forecast.

But after the sun goes down, temperatures “will be dropping like a rock,” Hanson said.

“I know it’s not uncommon up in the mountains for that, but this time of year it is,” Hanson said. “This isn’t your normal Halloween season.”

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