Weather experts say grand valley residents should get used to this snowy weather because it could be here to stay throughout the week.
According to the National Weather Service snow is expected to fall on and off from now until Friday in the high country and possibly throughout the valley. The major storm system moved into western Colorado and Eastern Utah early Wednesday and meteorologist say we could see flurries up until Friday. Large flakes of snow began falling just after five this morning on the western slope. By 9:45 Grand Junction already had 2 inches of snow, and it continued to fall for the next couple of hours bringing the total to just four tenths of an inch shy of breaking a more than 100 year old record. So far the month of March Grand Junction has seen a total of four point nine inches of snow. And snow pack on the upper Colorado river basin is at 110 percent. However meteorologist say that number is sure to increase as the system lingers over our area. Since the storm began Wednesday Powderhorn Ski Resort has received more than four feet of snow. And it's not over for the higher elevations, the Grand Mesa could see another foot of snow before Tuesday, bringing the mid mountain snow depth to above the 60 inch mark.