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Another winter storm system brings feet of snow to Colorado

Heavy snow and strong winds will result in very dangerous avalanche and mountain travel conditions.
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COLORADO, USA — A snowy week across Colorado's mountains continues with the arrival of another winter storm system.

The series of winter storms this week will continue to impact Colorado's western mountains Wednesday, bringing more than a foot of snow to many areas. This next system will bring snow to the mountains through Thursday morning with 1 to 3 feet of new snow accumulation.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories for the mountains and Western Slope through Thursday morning.

Winter Storm Warnings include areas of the San Juan Mountains, Grand Mesa, and Battlement Mesa for heavy snow. Total snow accumulations this week could range from 2 to 5 feet with higher amounts possible on west-facing slopes.  

Heavy snow and strong winds will result in a high level of avalanche danger. Avalanche Warnings call for very dangerous avalanche conditions through Thursday. Nine people have already died in avalanches across Colorado so far this winter season, including two more this past weekend.

High Wind Warnings and Red Flag Warnings are in effect through Wednesday evening for counties across southeast Colorado.

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The National Weather Service (NWS) said mountain travelers should be prepared for hazardous travel conditions at times throughout the week.

Roads across areas of western Colorado will be slick and patchy, blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

Denver will have a chance for rain or snow showers Wednesday, then a one-day break with partly cloudy skies Thursday.  

Rain or snow chances return to Colorado's Front Range for Friday and each day into early next week.

WEATHER LINE 9: Updated weather info at 303-871-1492.

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