Snow moving out Wednesday |

Snow moving out Wednesday

Alex Miller

VAIL ” A storm that moved down from the north left a few inches in the Vail area and should be heading out later Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Predictions were for between 4-8 inches of new snow from the storm by Wednesday morning, said forecaster Jim Daniels at the Weather Service in Grand Junction.

“It should pick up in intensity Tuesday night, with a cold front coming through around midnight,” Daniels said. “There should be some pretty strong winds from the northwest over the passes, so it’ll stay rather messy.”

The Weather Service issued a snow and blowing snow advisory for the central mountains through 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The outlook for the remainder of the week is mostly dry and cold, Daniels said. Some lingering flurries may appear, with high temperatures Wednesday only in the teens. It should warm up slightly Thursday and Friday, with highs in the 20s.

In an early winter characterized by large storms, Daniels said there’s nothing big on the horizon.

“It looks like we have a stagnant, large-scale weather pattern from up north, the Yukon,” he said. “That kind of air from the north typically isn’t very moisture laden.”

Assistant Managing Editor Alex Miller can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14625 or

Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado

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