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Winter weather creeping back after spring like weather
Reid is predicting mild temperatures returning to the valley after a week of spring-like conditions.
Reid Greibling 

Winter weather creeping back after spring like weather

By Reid Griebling

January 22, 2009 —  Winter is slowly creeping back into the Rocky Mountain region after a week of spring like weather, and will stay with us for sometime beginning Friday, Jan. 23. A weakened Pacific storm will move into the southwest today (Thur. Jan 22) and leave the San Juan Mountains a fresh dusting of light snow. Vail and Beaver Creek are not likely to see any precip.

Tonight, just mid level clouds. Another system moves in from the northwest this weekend. Good moisture, dropping temps and moderate winds will be on tap for most of the weekend as the Vail and The Beav' should see anywhere from 4-7 inches total by Sunday evening.(Jan. 25) A short break early in the week will give way to another system which, right now, looks to be fairly potent. This storm is expected to arrive by Wednesday Jan. 28 and last into Friday.

Temps for the next five days look like they will be fairly mild with highs on mountain in the low 20's and overnight lows into the single digits.

Winds will increase as each passing storm moves through.

Expect winds in the 20-30 mph range and gusts over timberline into the 50's. As with most northwest storms, temperatures can fluctuate as well as winds.

We will keep close watch as active weather again becomes the norm for "Happy Valley". For up to date weather info by the hour, please visit

Finally, the Farmer’s Almanac is right on schedule and it looks like February will be an active weather month with storms moving in every 2-3 days.

Great news for snow-riders, as Tommy from Ski Valet in Lionshead told me that skiing is no longer soft off of the groomed trails. Snow just in time.

Lucky us.




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