Lifted the NWS Severe Weather Alert off belowof wunderground.com for North Central Colorado mountains at http://www.wunderground.com/severe.asp?region=sw&setprefs.0.key=SVRMAP&setprefs.0.val=sw#gotoMap
Elk first rifle season is still 226 hours and 4 minutes away. Still nice to see a change in the weather patterns.
"Statement as of 7:35 PM MDT on October 05, 2011
6 am MDT Friday...
* snow accumulation... above 9000 feet... 6 to 12 inches will be
possible... mainly north of Highway 40. Between 7000 to 9000
feet... 2 to 5 inches of snow may occur.
* Snow level... will be around 10000 feet late tonight and
Thursday morning... then rapidly lower to the mountain bases by
early Thursday evening.
* Winds... gusty winds of 30 to 40 mph will be common...
especially over open areas... ridges... and mountain passes.
* Visibility... less than one mile at times over the High Mountain
passes... with lower visibility in heavier snow showers.
* Impacts... roads will become slushy or snow packed over the
mountain passes. Driving conditions will become challenging and
hazardous... especially Thursday afternoon and evening when
freezing temperatures arrive and snow levels lower to around 7000
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are
expected. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel
very hazardous or impossible."