Winter Storm Warning currently in effect for Ski Estes Park (Hidden Valley). * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations between 12
and 24 inches.
* WHERE...Rocky Mountain National Park and the Medicine Bow Range,
and The Northern Front Range Foothills.
* WHEN...From Midnight tonight to Noon MDT Saturday.
* IMPACTS...Heavy snow will accumulate on tree branches and
powerlines, possibly causing them to break and lead to power
outages. Travel may become very difficult to impossible due to
heavy snowfall on roadways.
Snowpack levels are currently 12% above the seasonal average of 33". The highest snowpack observed on this date in the past 12 years was in 2010, when snowpack depth was recorded at 68.0".
Past 24 hours
Snowpack levels remain unchanged since yesterday, with the mountain sitting at a 42.0" snowpack and a 17.4" snow water equivalent. Perched in colorado, Ski Estes Park (Hidden Valley) air temperatures were recorded at 31.0° at last check.
Forecast models predict more snow this week in colorado, with up to 24" 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 63. Windy, with a west wind 28 to 32 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph.
Tomorrow, Snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible. High near 34. Breezy, with a west wind 13 to 17 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.