Glenwood Springs hit with 8-9 inches in 24 hours, weather service says |

Glenwood Springs hit with 8-9 inches in 24 hours, weather service says

People shovel snow in front of residences near downtown Glenwood after an overnight snowstorm on Wednesday.
Chelsea Self/Post Independent

Glenwood Springs has so far received the heftiest snowfall among Garfield County municipalities over the past 24 hours, a National Weather Service Meteorologist said Wednesday afternoon.

Grand Junction-based meteorologist Brianna Bealo said multiple reports out of the Glenwood Springs area show between 8-9 inches of snowfall.

Up the Roaring Fork Valley, Carbondale received about 6 inches of snowfall, while Rifle in western Garfield County received about 2 inches, Bealo said.

A winter advisory for Garfield County is in effect until 5 a.m. Thursday, Bealo said. Snowfall, however, could cease by tonight.

“Looking at some of the satellite imagery, I can see the back edge of the storm is almost into eastern Utah,” she said. “So, probably, you’re looking at snowfall to start tapering off this evening, maybe early into the overnight hours.”

Bealo said warmer temperatures are expected to continue well into next week, with additional snowfall forecast for northern Colorado mountains Friday.

“There’s a ridge of high pressure that’s going to be in place through the next week, and that’ll kind of keep things very calm and allow temperatures to warm up a little bit,” Bealo said. “It will be generally sunny and fairly nice weather.”

Reporter Ray K. Erku can be reached at 612-423-5273 or

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