More Heavy Snow and Strong Winds for the Mountains Wednesday Night through Friday.

Another major winter storm will move into the Colorado Rockies Wednesday night, bringing high winds and heavy snow to the mountains through Friday. The strongest winds and heaviest snowfall is expected to hit Christmas Day, Thursday, and Thursday Night. There is potential for several feet of wind-driven snow over the Eastern San Juan Mountains by Friday.  Strong winds will result in reduced visibility and whiteout conditions at times, and will also result in dangerous wind chills. Travel over the mountain passes will become difficult or impossible by Thursday. Backcountry conditions will be particularly hazardous with an increased threat of avalanches.  Snow will move into the eastern Mountains and possibly the Plains by Friday. The impacts east of the mountains are still uncertain at this time. This is a dangerous winter storm, and all interested parties should pay close attention to the latest forecasts and statements issued by the National Weather Service concerning this event, particularly those who will be traveling for the holidays.


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