Avalanche danger is a real concern in the high country, especially with the warming temperatures.
Forecasters say a strong storm that is expected to dump more than 2 feet of snow in parts of Colorado’s mountains on Thursday and Friday will increase the danger of avalanches.
After two weeks of cold and snow, a mild extended forecast means there’ll likely be a big draw to Colorado’s high country this weekend.
The most recent round on wintry weather wraps up today after leaving a large blanket of fresh snow across much of Colorado.
The snow has been off-and-on in the high country since Saturday and more is expected there over the next few days. But it’s exactly what snowmobilers want to see.
While the snow tapered off in eastern Colorado on Monday, heavy snow continued to fall in southwestern Colorado.
New snow has increased avalanche danger in parts of the high country.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center shows nearly all of Colorado’s high country is ripe for an avalanche and forecasters have their eyes on how the new snow is going to change things.
Crews working on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s avalanche mitigation team are preparing to ramp up their workload as more snow falls in Colorado’s mountains.
Windy conditions and a fresh blanket of snow are creating unstable conditions which could mean more avalanches.