By Michael P. Neufeld
Mountain Communities – The mountain communities — having just started recovery from a series of storms, numerous power outages and closed highways — are bracing for what weather forecasts predict may dump several feet of snow at resort levels.
The National Weather Service is calling for rain before 10 p.m. Sunday, then snow showers. The rain could be heavy at times. Areas of fog. Low around 31. Windy, with a south wind around 35 mph, with gusts as high as 60 miles per hour.
The chance of precipitation is 100 percent, according to the forecast with new snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.
EXTENDED STORM PERIOD
The NWS indicates mountain areas across the region could see anywhere between 3-6 inches of rain and multiple feet of snow before the storm system moves out of the area sometime Tuesday or early Wednesday.
The extensive system promises to deliver snow showers, possibly some thunder and areas of fog.
Winds, with a southwest wind 30 to 35 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 60 miles per hour can also be expected.
On Monday, the chance of precipitation is 100% and new snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches is possible at about 5,000-feet.