More snow slams Vail, BC
A massive winter storm sucking moisture up from the Gulf of Mexico has camped out in Colorado the past three days, pasting Vail and Beaver Creek with yet another foot-plus blanket of snow.In a season already loaded with plentiful powder days, the latest batch of powder has just been icing on the cake. Coming on the heels of a week of scorching temperatures in the 50s and perfect spring conditions, the Blizzard of 2003, as is its already been dubbed in the beleagured Denver area, will ensure a strong finish to the season. Vail closes April 20, and Beaver Creek shuts down April 13.Eagle County, home to Vail and Beaver Creek, actually received less snow than Colorado’s Front Range because the slow-moving storm was coming from the southeast. But Vail has had a respectable 22 inches since Sunday night. Beaver Creek has had nearly 20 inches in that same timeframe.Summit County, just to the east, has been the big winner, with VR’s Breckenridge and Keystone areas receiving nearly two feet just in the past two days. Arapahoe Basin has had nearly four feet since Sunday.Forecasters are looking for the snow to continue into Friday but taper off just in time for the weekend.
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In Eagle County, the most commonly reported dead bird has been the Wilson’s warbler, which is yellow. Dead yellow-rumped warblers have also been a common sight.