National Weather Service: Special Statement

Gunnison, CO

Current Conditions

Clear

16 °F

Clear

6 mph from the North

10 °F

30.17 in

7 °F

79%

10.0 miles

Gunnison, CO

Updated — 9:15 PM MST on December 18, 2014

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Forecast for Gunnison (81230)

Thursday
partlycloudy
Chance of Snow
H 32° / L 10°
Friday
partlycloudy
Fog
H 32° / L 0°
Saturday
partlycloudy
Partly Cloudy
H 32° / L 9°
Sunday
partlycloudy
Chance of Snow
H 32° / L 23°
Monday
chancesnow
Chance of Snow
H 37° / L 21°
Thursday

Partly cloudy with a chance of snow, then snow showers in the afternoon. High of 30F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 10F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Friday

Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 0F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Saturday

Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy. Low of 9F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 32F with a windchill as low as -2F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

Sunday Night

Overcast with a chance of snow in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 23F with a windchill as low as 14F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 2 in. possible.

Monday

Partly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain showers, then a chance of snow and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 37F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

Monday Night

Overcast with a chance of snow in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 21F with a windchill as low as 10F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 40% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

Statement as of 3:41 PM MST on December 18, 2014

Special Statement


... Significant mountain snowfall possible Sunday afternoon into
Tuesday... with another storm possible on Christmas day...

Inclement weather will be hanging around eastern Utah and western
Colorado for at least another week as a series of Pacific storms
move through the region. Light snow will remain a threat mainly
across the northeast Utah and north-central Colorado mountains
through Sunday... with a small break coming Friday afternoon and
overnight.

By late Sunday... upper level winds will be swinging around to the
northwest sending a series of very moist disturbances into the
northern and central mountains of western Colorado. This favorable
wind flow combined with the Pacific moisture may result in a
prolonged period of moderate to heavy snowfall from Vail Pass
northward to the Wyoming state line near Steamboat Springs. Early
indications suggest well over a foot of new snow will be possible
between Sunday afternoon and late Tuesday evening. Much of the
central Colorado mountains will also experience some snow Sunday
night and Monday.

Long range computer models suggest another storm will pass through
the region Christmas eve or on Christmas day. This storm will be
colder with the potential to bring snow to even the lower valleys
of eastern Utah and western Colorado.

With heavy Holiday travel anticipated... the impact from any
snowfall late this weekend through Christmas day may result in
significant delays. Plan ahead and check the latest forecast
before traveling across eastern Utah and western Colorado.



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