Storm could bring over two feet of snow in two days |

Storm could bring over two feet of snow in two days

The National Weather Service's forecast chart calls for heavy snow in Grand County from Monday into Tuesday.
Courtesy National Weather Service

Despite Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction that spring will come early this year, a National Weather Service storm warning expects Grand County to see over two feet of snow in the next two days.

A winter storm warning is predicting parts of the county, including Rabbit Ears Pass, Rocky Mountain National Park, Berthoud Pass and Winter Park, will receive anywhere from 6-14 inches of snow beginning Monday afternoon and continuing into Tuesday.

The warning also notes wind gusts as high as 45 mph could accompany the snow, making travel difficult.

Temperatures are expected to drop significantly with the storm and the NWS warns that frostbite may occur in just 30 minutes of exposure. The heaviest snow is expected Monday afternoon and evening.

Then, following a brief reprieve from Tuesday evening into Wednesday, the NWS predicts another snow storm will move into the area on Wednesday and stick around through Friday. is estimating the second storm this week will also bring significant snow, over 10 inches if precipitation is as strong as predicted. 

Winter Park Resort saw over five feet of snowfall in January.

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