Today’s storm system is likely to be the biggest and heaviest of the year, with a maximum peak storm surge of 5.5 feet (1.5 meters) in Colorado and 5 feet (2 meters) for Colorado River.
Avalanche heights and depth will vary in some areas and the storms will likely be strongest in the north, with snowfall and high winds likely.
Snow accumulation in Colorado is expected to exceed 2 feet (0.7 meters) per hour, with the heaviest accumulations expected on the north-south border between the states of New Mexico and Wyoming.
The storm system will likely bring more rain and snow to the area than it did in 2015, and a major snowfall is possible over the weekend.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAC) issued a forecast that showed an expected surge of up to 6.4 feet (230 millimeters) of snow in areas of the state, with higher amounts expected in the Denver metro area.
The CAC said that if a significant snowfall occurs, it could bring snowfall totals in excess of 11 feet (3.4 meters) with gusts of 40 mph (64 kph).
The storm will likely cause significant damage to the highways, power lines, bridges and other structures that support the state’s economy, and will also likely cause flooding, with some roads and bridges potentially leading to the sea.
Heavy rain could also cause power outages and flooding in some parts of the region, the CAC warned.
Weather experts have warned that Colorado could see some heavy precipitation in November due to the large amount of snow that falls in the mountains, and the severe weather could cause power blackouts.
The National Weather Service in Denver predicted that snow totals will reach 4 feet (12 meters) or more in the central and eastern Rockies and will peak in the western Rockies by Tuesday morning.
The center’s forecast said that an additional 4 feet or more of snow will fall in the eastern Rockies by Thursday night.
Weather models are predicting snow accumulations of 5 to 6 feet (180 to 220 millimeters).
If that snowfall accumulates, it would make the state the second-most snow-covered state in the country, behind only New York, with more than a foot (15 centimeters) of accumulated snow, according to a forecast by the National Weather Services.
The forecast is a forecast, and is subject to change based on the weather and the weather system.
According to the National Avalanche Information System (NASS), there are likely to have been 3.5 to 4.3 feet (90 to 115 millimeters of snowfall in the Colorado Rockies from Nov. 19 to Nov. 22, according the Cac).
According to NASS, an additional 1 to 2 inches (50 to 60 millimeters), which could be snow-free, is possible.
This is a graphic from NASS that shows the total amount of precipitation in the area of the Rockies.