100 mph winds

Steamboat was the winner for this storm, with about a foot of snow.  It fizzled out for Silverthorne though.  We just had a few flakes swirling around in the wind.  Tomorrow night may do better for us.

If last year was the winter of no sun, this is the winter of wind.  Berthoud Pass had wind gusts over 100 mph last night, and the high winds are causing blizzard conditions of blowing snow at the high elevations over 10,000 feet.

Right now, Berthoud Pass, Rabbit Ears Pass, Loveland Pass, and Vail Pass are all closed due to adverse conditions, with no estimate of reopening according to CDOT.  Eisenhower Tunnel, Hoosier Pass, and Fremont Pass require chains for all commercial vehicles.