Storm could bring 30 inches of snow to mountains

A January that has thus far been bone-dry in the Grand Valley is expected to become a snowy one starting Thursday, as a winter storm blowing into western Colorado could drop a few inches in Grand Junction and more than two feet in the mountains.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, effective from 6 p.m. Thursday to noon Friday, for the Grand Valley and the central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River basins. Forecasters say rain and snow will become widespread Thursday evening and switch over to all snow by mid-evening, with the heaviest snow falling between midnight and 9 a.m. Friday.

Two to four inches of snow could fall, with locally higher amounts possible, according to the Weather Service.

Meanwhile, most of the rest of western Colorado is under a winter storm warning from 6 p.m. tonight until midnight Saturday morning. Snowfall totals could range from six to 18 inches in northwest Colorado and 10 to 20 inches in southwest Colorado. The largest amount of snow is expected to fall in the west-central high country, including Grand and Battlement mesas, the Gore and Elk Mountains and the West Elk and Sawatch Mountains. The Weather Service says 15 to 30 inches could fall in those areas. Winds will gust out of the west up to 40 mph, with the strongest winds along the Continental Divide.



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