Monarch opening Friday, more snow coming our way

People are jumping out of their socks after the last round of snow. Monarch Marketing Director Greg Ralph told us today that “Monarch received 15″ of snow on Saturday night and the forecast is calling for more snow this week. We will open on Friday morning for the season, number of lifts and runs still to be determined.”

NOAA says:

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1135 AM MST MON DEC 10 2012
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL...EAST
CENTRAL...SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

COLD...MOIST NORTHWEST FLOW WILL BRING STEADY SNOW AND BLOWING
SNOW TO THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE NORTH OF MONARCH PASS THROUGH
TONIGHT...WITH TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 7 INCHES EXPECTED
BY TUESDAY MORNING.  SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED ALONG
THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE SOUTH OF MONARCH PASS...WITH LOCAL
ACCUMULATIONS OF AN INCH OR 2 POSSIBLE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

A STORM SYSTEM MOVING THROUGH SOUTHERN COLORADO THURSDAY NIGHT
INTO FRIDAY NIGHT COULD PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT SNOW OVER THE SOUTHWEST
AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...WITH LIGHTER SNOW POSSIBLE ELSEWHERE.
ANOTHER WEAKER SYSTEM...COULD PRODUCE LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW
ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...PIKES PEAK...TELLER
COUNTY AND NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY...SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
LIKELY ACROSS THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS TODAY AND TONIGHT.

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