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Up to 16 inches of snow predicted for Vail Mountain through Sunday

Heavy snow was beginning to fall Thursday morning in West Vail.

DENVER — The spring storm moving slowly across Colorado is expected to dump more than 2 feet of snow in parts the mountains by the end of Friday.

Depending on how slowly the system moves, the National Weather Service says higher elevations in Larimer and Boulder counties could see up to 3 feet of heavy, wet snow because of upslope winds. Mountains in western Colorado could get up to a foot.

Joel Gratz of Open Snow is predicting 4-8 inches Thursday to Friday, and another 4-8 inches Friday to Sunday.

The Front Range is expected to get from 2 to 4 inches of wet snow mixed with rain.

All the new snow will increase the danger of avalanches.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says conditions could quickly become dangerous in the northern mountains, as well as in the Sawatch and the Sangre de Cristo mountains.


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