The 2nd in a wave of low pressure is nearly stationary over Southern Utah and Northern Arizona this morning and will slowly edge into Southwest Colorado late Friday into Saturday morning. Moderate snowfall rates with the peak period from 4AM to 11AM Saturday will bring 5-10 inches of new snow to Wolf Creek, Taos, and the Sandia Peak Range. Saturday will be a good storm ski day with 3-6 additional on top of the 2-4 that fall tonight. Overall amounts in Colorado will be in the 8-10 inch range with over a foot in some spots in Northern New Mexico.
Storm #3 will move into Northern Colorado Sunday night and drop a quick 3-6 inches over most of Colorado’s mountains including Summit County, Loveland, Steamboat, and areas of the Eastern San Juans by Monday morning. Most of this snowfall will impact areas East of Vail with Northerly flow so places that received little to no snow on the last storm will finally pick up a nice freshening. Storm picks of the week will include Wolf Creek, and Taos on Saturday and perhaps even Loveland and A Basin by Monday Morning (3-6)
Extended High pressure takes hold mid to late week with another light to moderate event expected for the Sierra and central Colorado by later next weekend. The Northwest gets very active during the December 14-18 period!!