Winter Weather Advisory currently in effect for Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area. * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 11
inches. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph.
* WHERE...Eastern Sawatch Mountains Above 11000 Feet and Lake
* WHEN...From noon Friday to 6 AM MDT Saturday.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
conditions could impact the evening commute. Gusty winds could
bring down tree branches. Heavy snow could cause damage to
Snowpack levels are currently 35% below the seasonal average of 14". The highest snowpack observed on this date in the past 9 years was in 2015, when snowpack depth was recorded at 29.0".
Past 24 hours
2.0" of snowmelt over the past 24 hours has receeded the total snowpack to 36.0" and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 14.2".
Forecast models predict more snow this week in colorado, with up to 10" of new snowfall on the slopes in the next 5 days.
Ski Area Conditions
Recent snowpack levels, water content, and air temperature for the ski area
Today, Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Very windy, with a west wind 25 to 30 mph increasing to 35 to 40 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph.
Tomorrow, Snow showers likely, mainly after noon. Some thunder is also possible. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Breezy, with a west southwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.