Feb 2, 2012 1:20 PM by Craig Eliot
REST OF TODAY: Snow becoming more likely the rest of today! New & numerous advisories are now posted for much of the state. There are now even WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES for Pueblo & Fremont Counties from 5 PM today through 5 PM Friday. 3-6" of snow is likely in places like Pueblo, Pueblo West, Canon City & Penrose. Here is a list and a look at how much snow we might see. There are BLIZZARD WARNINGS from 5 PM today through 11 PM Friday for: Northern/northeastern El Paso County, Crowley & Kiowa County and much of northern and northeastern Colorado east of I-25. We expect blizzard conditions in places like Monument, Peyton, Calhan, Black Forest, Ordway & Eads late today, tonight and Friday! 6-12"+ possible in spots above about 6800 feet...lower amounts at the lower elevations. WINTER STORM WARNINGS are now posted for central/southern El Paso County...including Colorado Springs from 5 PM today through 5 PM on Friday. It is now more likely to expect 6-10 possible for areas in and around the Springs. Lighter amounts, about 4-6", a better bet around Ft. Carson and Fountain. There are also WINTER STORM WARNINGS from Noon today through 11 PM Friday for Teller County. 8-16" of snow for places like Woodland Park likely! Other WINTER STORM WARNINGS begin at 5 PM the I-25 corridor in northern Colorado, including Denver, Ft. Collins, Boulder and areas west of I-25. In excess of a foot of snow a good bet in these areas. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES also begin this evening through Friday evening for OTERO, BENT & PROWERS COUNTIES. These areas could see as much as 4-8" of snow....though temps will stay at or above freezing at times. No advisories for Canon City, Pueblo or Pueblo West. These areas could see 1-3"+. There is a chance that Pueblo and Canon could end up with more if the winds turn more easterly tonight and early Friday. No advisories yet either for Walsenburg or Trinidad. Expect about 2-4" possible through Friday afternoon.
TONIGHT: Snow showers, gusty winds and cold. Blizzard conditions are expected to increase over Monument Hill and northeastern El Paso County. Travel is not advised over the Palmer Divide or along Highway 24 east of Colorado Springs. Snow showers and breezy conditions expected elsewhere.
FRIDAY: Snow, wind and cold continue especially early in the day. The commute tomorrow morning will be difficult to impossible across northern/northeastern El Paso Counties...Teller County and areas over there Palmer Divide into northern and northeastern Colorado! Snow showers and winds decrease as the day progresses and the Pacific storm system moves into the central plains.
SATURDAY: We start the day with some mostly cloudy skies and areas of fog possible. A mix of sun and clouds by afternoon and very chilly high temps. 20's in Teller County....30's in Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer weather to end the first weekend of the new month. Temps for most of the lower elevations should be in the 40's.
MONDAY/TUESDAY: Mostly sunny skies and dry. Warmer temps for us on Monday....about 2-4 degrees cooler by Tuesday.
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