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Colorado ski resorts can expect more snow

by REGINALd BAUTISTA examiner.com - Published: February 27, 2014 0

Snow is likely to hit most Colorado ski areas Thursday night, with a chance of additional snow over the weekend. Monarch will have the highest probability of powder days over the weekend, in addition to snow accumulations likely on Thursday night.

According to the National Weather Service, Monarch will likely see snow Thursday through Friday night, with a 70-percent chance of snow for Thursday night and Friday night. Total accumulations of up to six inches are possible by Friday. For the weekend, Saturday has a 70-percent chance of snow, and will be cloudy, breezy, with highs near 23. Sunday has a 30-percent chance of snow, cloudy, with a high near 23.

Snow is also likely for Vail Thursday and Friday with a 70-percent chance of snow Thursday night and 60-percent chance on Friday. Snow accumulations of up to two inches are possible on Thursday. For the weekend, snow showers are likely on Saturday, with a high near 37.

For Sunday, there is a chance of snow showers, and will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. To the north, Steamboat Springs will probably see snow Thursday and Friday, with a 70-percent chance of snow Thursday night and 60-percent chance Friday night. Less than an inch of snow is possible for Thursday. For the weekend, snow showers are likely with a high near 35 on Saturday. For Sunday, there is a chance of snow showers with a high near 32.

Winter Park has a 50-percent chance of snow Thursday night and Friday night, with accumulations of less than a half-inch on Thursday. For the weekend, there is a chance of snow, and it will be cloudy, breezy, with a high near 30 on Saturday. For Sunday, there is a chance of snow, mostly cloudy, breezy, with a high near 26.

Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, and Breckenridge may also see snow Thursday and Friday, with a 60-percent chance Thursday night and a 50-percent chance Friday night for all three areas. Snow accumulations are only expected to be less than an inch on Thursday. For the weekend, there is a chance of snow, and it will be cloudy, breezy, with highs in the mid to upper 20s. Further west, Aspen has a chance of a rain and snow mix on Thursday, with a 50-percent chance of snow showers Thursday night. Snow accumulations on Thursday are expected to be less than a half-inch. Friday night has a 50-percent chance of snow showers. For the weekend, there is a chance of snow showers, cloudy, with a high near 43 on Saturday. Predictions for Sunday include a slight chance of snow showers, mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.

In the southwest, snow is likely for Telluride Thursday through Friday night, with a 70-percent chance of snow on Thursday and a 60-percent chance of snow Friday night. Accumulations of less than one inch of snow are possible on Thursday. For the weekend, snow showers are likely, cloudy, with a high near 40 on Saturday. For Sunday, there is a chance of snow showers, cloudy, with a high near 37.

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