Grand on hazardous weather outlook, little accumulation expected | SkyHiNews.com

Grand on hazardous weather outlook, little accumulation expected

Sky-Hi News staff report

Grand County remains on a hazardous weather outlook through Friday night, though little accumulation is expected.

According to forecasters, light snow will continue through the mountains Friday with wind gusts up to 45 mph. Blowing and drifting snow is possible.

Strong and gusty winds are expected over the mountains Saturday into Monday. A storm may pick up again Wednesday afternoon through Thursday night, but significant accumulations are not expected.

Most parts of the county saw between 1-4 inches of snow in the past 48 hours, due to a New Year’s Day storm. Ice and snow remain a hazard to drivers as always.

Thursday saw a head-on wreck that closed US Highway 40 for 2.5 hours, sending one driver to Middle Park Health in Granby with serious injuries.

Winter Park Resort, which saw 4 inches of snow Thursday, could see another inch in the next 24 hours according to OpenSnow.com meteorologist Joel Gratz. Gratz is also predicting 2-5 inches Sunday through Monday evening on the mountain.

Granby Ranch saw 2 inches of snow Thursday and no accumulation is predicted for the next five days, according to OpenSnow.com. Snowpack remains above average for both resorts.


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