Friday, January 17, 2020 at 12:40 PM Issued by Jason Konigsberg

Weather Discussion

Strong winds, snowfall and dropping temperatures will continue this afternoon. The pattern of short bursts of heavy snow followed by lighter snow will continue as convective bands move across Colorado. Snowfall winds down for most areas by 5 PM. The exception is the Northern Mountains where we could see an additional 1 to 3 inches before midnight as one last wave moves through. West to northwest winds remain strong even after snowfall dissipates. By Saturday morning clouds will have cleared out and wind will be light again at lower elevations with moderate westerly winds at ridgetop.

A high-pressure ridge builds in for the weekend with a few nice days in store. The only fly in the ointment is some passing clouds in westerly flow tomorrow but otherwise expect mostly clear skies for Sunday into Tuesday. On Tuesday another low-pressure system moves towards the state bringing with it a chance for snow on Wednesday and Thursday.

Steamboat & Flat Tops at 11,000ft

  Friday Night Saturday Saturday Night
Temperature (°F) 0 to 5 12 to 17 5 to 10
Wind Speed (mph) 15 to 25 12 to 22 10 to 20
Wind Direction W WSW WSW
Sky Cover Mostly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
Snow (in) 0 to 3 0 0

Front Range at 11,000ft

  Friday Night Saturday Saturday Night
Temperature (°F) -3 to 2 15 to 20 3 to 8
Wind Speed (mph) 15-25G50 15 to 25 12 to 22
Wind Direction WNW WNW WNW
Sky Cover Mostly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
Snow (in) 1 to 3 0 0

Vail & Summit County at 11,000ft

  Friday Night Saturday Saturday Night
Temperature (°F) 0 to 5 20 to 25 5 to 10
Wind Speed (mph) 15-25G50 12 to 22 6 to 16
Wind Direction WNW W WNW
Sky Cover Mostly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Mostly Clear
Snow (in) 0 to 3 0 0

Sawatch Range at 11,000ft

  Friday Night Saturday Saturday Night
Temperature (°F) 2 to 7 20 to 25 7 to 12
Wind Speed (mph) 15 to 25 12 to 22 8 to 18
Wind Direction W W W
Sky Cover Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
Snow (in) 0 to 1 0 0

Aspen at 11,000ft

  Friday Night Saturday Saturday Night
Temperature (°F) -3 to 2 20 to 25 0 to 5
Wind Speed (mph) 15 to 25 10 to 20 8 to 18
Wind Direction WNW WNW W
Sky Cover Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
Snow (in) 0 to 2 0 0

Gunnison at 11,000ft

  Friday Night Saturday Saturday Night
Temperature (°F) -3 to 2 22 to 27 2 to 7
Wind Speed (mph) 12 to 22 7 to 17 5 to 15
Wind Direction WNW WNW WNW
Sky Cover Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
Snow (in) 0 to 1 0 0

Grand Mesa at 11,000ft

  Friday Night Saturday Saturday Night
Temperature (°F) 0 to 5 21 to 26 7 to 12
Wind Speed (mph) 7 to 17 5 to 15 5 to 15
Wind Direction W W WNW
Sky Cover Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
Snow (in) 0 0 0

Northern San Juan at 11,000ft

  Friday Night Saturday Saturday Night
Temperature (°F) 0 to 5 24 to 29 7 to 12
Wind Speed (mph) 8 to 18 5 to 15 5 to 15
Wind Direction W WNW NW
Sky Cover Mostly Clear Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
Snow (in) 0 0 0

Southern San Juan at 11,000ft

  Friday Night Saturday Saturday Night
Temperature (°F) 0 to 5 24 to 29 10 to 15
Wind Speed (mph) 10 to 20 7 to 17 6 to 16
Wind Direction WSW SW WNW
Sky Cover Mostly Clear Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
Snow (in) 0 0 0

Sangre de Cristo at 11,000ft

  Friday Night Saturday Saturday Night
Temperature (°F) 0 to 5 17 to 22 8 to 13
Wind Speed (mph) 15 to 25 15 to 25 12 to 22
Wind Direction WSW WSW WSW
Sky Cover Mostly Clear Partly Cloudy Mostly Cloudy
Snow (in) 0 0 0