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Dramatic weather change will end festive weekend

Powder day for Monday?

By Reid Griebling
Real AspenApril 3, 2011
Strong low pressure and an associated cold front will move through our area during the day today. Summer like temps Saturday will be a thing of the past as temps will likely drop 20-25 degrees by this evening.

Rain will turn to snow as snow levels will start at 9,000 feet and drop as the sun sets. Strong west winds will accompany the cold front along with the possibility of a thunderstorm or two.

Many forecasters are calling for nearly 14 inches of new snow; however, I think we will see totals a little lighter with recent temps being so warm.

I expect 4-8 inches for the morning report Monday, April 4. Aspen/Snowmass should see the same amount, with on-mountain highs for both Vail/Beaver Creek and Aspen/Snowmass in the low 20's, with gusty west winds (20mph) and clearing skies.

Another round of active weather is on the horizon for mid week, with another shot at accumulating snow. A dramatic way to end an already drama-filled weekend in the Vail Valley.


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