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4 to 8 inches of snow expected in Vail Valley

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL ” Up to eight inches of snow could fall in the Vail Valley by Monday and possibly more at higher elevations.

One to three inches may fall Sunday afternoon with another three to five inches expected overnight, said Norv Larson, meteorologist for the National Weather Service.

On higher peaks, there might be thunderstorms with lightning strikes and scattered snow showers Sunday afternoon, Larson said.

The storm’s center was expected to move from the desert southwest and into Colorado’s southern mountains Sunday night, he said. The storm should dissipate by Monday afternoon, he said.

The southern mountains may get up to a foot of snow, he said.

“They’re going to get a little bit more,” he said.

Winter storm watches are in effect from Fort Collins south to Monument, including the Denver Metro Area. Cities in this area could get up to 5 inches of snow.

Vail, with a 65-inch base, has reported more than one-and-a-half feet of snow in the past seven days and Beaver Creek, with a 79-inch base, has reported almost two feet during the same time.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 748-2931 or slynn@vaildaily.com.

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