Updated Weekend Forecast: 30 Inches Expected in Fort Collins, Boulder
The entire Front Range is preparing for the massive dumping of snow coming this weekend. Reports say that Estes Park will receive up to 6 feet, and 2-4 feet has been teased for Larimer County.
Luckily, the National Weather Service is providing us with a more specific update just days before the storm is supposed to hit.
According to the below tweet,
15-25" expected across urban corridor with up to 30" in Boulder and Fort Collins. 2 to 4 feet of snow in the foothills.
Many are calling back memories of the 2003 storm, where Colorado experienced up to 3 feet of accumulation.
As you can see in the graphic below, while Fort Collins will be experiencing up to 30 inches of accumulation, Estes Park will definitely be taking the brunt of the storm, with places like Breckenridge, Aspen and Buena Vista surprisingly dodging most of the snowfall.
A Winter Storm Watch is officially in place and in effect from late Friday, March 13, through late Sunday, March 14. According to our previous story, "wind gusts are also possible up to 35 mph."
As far as travel goes, tell your boss (if you're working this weekend) that you may not arrive in. CDOT has alerted travelers that it will be much safer to stay home. Colorado State Patrol said in a tweet, "The best way to drive in snow? DON'T."
We will continue to update you right here as the storm progresses and more information rolls in.
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