Monday, November 12, 2012

6 Inches of Snow Over the Weekend

A storm that hit Summit County late Saturday night stayed strong through Sunday, delivering between 5-7 inches of snow to powder-hungry ski resorts across the county.

Copper Mountain saw 7 inches of fresh powder as of Sunday afternoon, with flurries continuing off and on. Keystone Resort and Arapahoe Basin Ski Area each got a healthy blast of 6 inches, while Breckenridge Ski Resort saw 5 inches of snow, ramping up its opening weekend festivities.

All the resorts were reporting powder and man-made snow conditions on the slopes Sunday afternoon.

The storm brought an unexpected bout of wind and bitter cold temperatures, with highs only climbing into the single digits across the county on Veterans Day and expected to dip below zero Sunday night, according to forecasts available Sunday afternoon.

But weather watchers expect the sun to return today and continue through the better part of the week. High temperatures are expected to climb back into the low 20s today, but ongoing wind will make it feel as cold as -19. Gusts of up to 22 mph are expected today, according to forecasts from the National Weather Service.

Tuesday is warmer, with a high near 32 and sun in the forecasts, but the wind is expected to keep up through the first part of the week.

The next opportunity for snow is Saturday, according to 10-day forecasts.