-30 degree wind chills, 8 inches of snow or more could be in store for Grand County
February 5, 2019
The National Weather Service in Denver issued a winter weather advisory for Grand County on Tuesday with forecasts calling for bone chilling wind gusts and heavy snow.
In effect from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday, the weather service is calling for between three to eight inches of accumulated snow and high winds.
Wind chills could reach as low as -30 degrees, which weather experts say can cause frostbite to exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.
Occasional snow showers will begin making their way into the area Tuesday evening, especially north of the I-70 corridor, according to the weather service. Amounts will be on the lighter side, generally in the one- to four-inch range. Snowfall will increase overnight in the Grand and Summit County mountains, with forecasters expecting from two to six inches of snow. The snow will be heaviest around Rabbit Ears Pass.
The strong weather system will continue across Colorado through Thursday morning, bringing moderate snowfall and gusty winds to the mountains. Additional snow accumulations of three to six inches will be possible, according to the weather service.