Snow is expected to develop for our Monday afternoon and overnight hours. Bands of heavier snow are possible..and something we will be monitoring throughout the day today. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for far northern El Paso County where ~4" are possible by Tuesday morning. Also ahead, a High Wind Watch for much of southeast Colorado from 4-11am Tuesday morning as wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph. For more info on the forecast this holiday week, head over to the "Weather" tab.
Trail Ridge Road has officially closed for the season to through travel because of snow. It's the nation's highest continuous road. The 12-thousand-183 foot high road connects the Estes Park Valley on the east and the Kawuneeche Valley on the west. The road will remain open on the eastern and western edges of the park, weather permitting. The average winter closing date for the road has been October 23rd. Last year it closed October 18th. The central portion of the road normally opens again in late May.