The snow just seems to keep on coming in this late October blizzard that is hitting Winter Park, CO. About six inches are on the ground already and about 10 to 15 more inches of the fluffy white stuff should be in the ground by Wednesday.
Here is the forecast for today October 25th, 2010:
Very windy with base rain or rain/ snow mix in the morning (all snow above 11,000 feet), then all snow as the snow level drops to near 6,000 feet. Winds look strong, with low visibility in blowing and drifting snow. Snow continues overnight.
Rain or a rain/ snow mix, then all snow definite by mid morning.
4 to 6 inches of snowfall at the base, and 8 to 11 inches of snowfall above 11,000 ft.
It is a whiteout here today and there are several big trees down on out property in Tabernash. Hopefully this is a harbinger of this to come this ski season. La Niña wether pattern is usually good for Winter Park/MaryJane and the Northern Colorado Rocky Mountain ski resorts.
The white out has continued into today Tuesday the 26th with three to five inches of additional snow.
Snow, snow, snow, let it snow here in Winter Park.
The National Weather Service says between 14 and 24 inches of snow could fall by Tuesday afternoon in the Gore Range and Rabbit Ears Pass. Between 8 and 15 inches are possible in the central mountains, including Vail and Aspen.
Our first real blizzard of the year is here in Colorado. Lets keep the storms coming mother nature.
Sarah October 26th, 2010