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View of Colorado’s snow cover from space

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DENVER — Sunny days are good days to view snowpack from space. The white is snow, brown is bare ground. This is what you would see with your eyes floating in space.

Visible satellite images like NASA’s MODIS on the Terra satellite provide stunning perspectives.

There is heavy snowcover in Colorado’s mountains (some clouds over Denver and Front Range, not snow), Taos in New Mexico, Utah’s Wasatch Front and High Uinta’s, Mount Charleston near Las Vegas in Nevada, and Lake Tahoe in California.

However, it’s going to be a dry, windy and mild week across most of the West

Significant new snow doesn’t arrive in Colorado until Saturday. A large dome of high pressure is in control.

That forces the jet stream to track north of Utah and Colorado. California will see the snow first on Thursday and Friday, then it will move toward Utah and Colorado.

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