12 Mar 2021
Colorado is bracing itself for significant snow totals this weekend. The storm is hitting the Front Range and western mountains of Colorado. Some areas may get up to 5 feet of snow! The models are running anywhere from 10 to 60 inches - that is not a typo! As forecasts vary wildly, we are keeping our eyes on this storm.
Joel Gratz, a meteorologist from OpenSnow sees the potential for 15 inches to 5 feet of snow if the storm track sets up just right!
From OpenSnow, March 11, 2021:
“From Friday night through Monday morning, an intense and slow-moving storm will bring snow to all mountains with 10-30 inches for most areas, 20-40 inches near the northern divide, and 30-60 inches east of the divide and near and north of I-70.”
From OpenSnow, March 9, 2021:
“The bottom line for the storm over the weekend and into Monday is that there should be multiple feet of snow near and east of the divide with lower but still significant totals west of the divide.” “The takeaway from all the maps above is that all mountains will see a lot of snow and the northern front range could see 3-5+ feet of snow. This is based on all of the models and NOT just cherry-picking a single run from a single model.”
The chatter can’t help but reference the storm of March 2003 that brought 32 inches to Denver, 72 inches to Evergreen, 87 inches to Rollinsville.
The moral of the story is. Colorado will be blanketed with snow this weekend. Hunker down, Coloradans, we’re in for a doozy! We’re excited for the fluffy Champagne powder to shred on our mountains.
All mountain ranges are expecting fresh snow with this storm. Timing will be important if you are chasing the powder!
*Stay tuned, we’ll be updating as the estimations change and when the snow starts to fall.