Snow total predictions increase for Summit County as meteorologists issue a winter storm warning ahead of this week’s storm

Snow flurries fall onto Quandary Peak on Jan. 9, 2023. A winter storm warning has been issued for Summit County and other mountain areas beginning on the morning of Tuesday, April 24, to Wednesday afternoon.
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A winter storm warning will go into effect in Summit County from 6 a.m. on Tuesday to noon on Wednesday. 

According to the National Weather Service, snow will begin falling heavily on Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning and could bring between 8 and 16 inches for mountain areas.

The Weather Service is warning that travel during that time “will likely be very difficult” with a possible snowfall rate of 2 inches per hour on Tuesday night. Meteorologists are advising folks to delay travel if possible. 

In instances where travel is “absolutely necessary,” the Weather Service advises bringing a winter storm kit that includes tire chains, booster cables, a flashlight, shovel, blankets and extra clothing. 

The county is also expected to see a second snowstorm beginning on Friday, according to meteorologists. 

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