Wednesday Speedy Storm Update

12:30

I am geeky enough that even when storms come in unfavorably, I like to see how the models and maps handle them. Will start with the radar and compare that to how the Hi-res model did this morning. We compare actual radar to model simulated radar.

Actual

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Model simulated for 1 pm

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Next, surface maps. Usually chaos…

TWC

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WU

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It never ceases to amaze me and frustrate me how far apart these maps always are. If you have followed for a while you have heard me talk about this countless times before. I usually default to WU.

Back to the HiRes model as it takes us through the afternoon.

2 pm

2pm

4 pm

 

4pm

5pm

6 pm

6pm

8 pm

8pm

This all looks a lot better on radar, keep in mind most of the snow won’t fall to the ground. All said and done it looks like this.

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I still have my eyes open in case something pops up and will post if I see it. It would not be the first time did, in fact, I think it would be the first time something anomalous didn’t pop up before or after.

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Wednesday Speedy Storm Update

  1. Mary Davis

    Just to let you know it is blizzard conditions in Mancos right now. Very windy and snowing rather hard. Can’t see the mountains across the valley from me. In fact, I can barely see across my pasture.

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  2. Jim Bedford

    At 9 pm the Telluride Ski Area was reporting 6.1″ and we have 7″ on our porch at Lawson Hill, 3 miles W of town. Snow is starting to wind down and visibility increasing around 9:45, but we’ll probably get 8-9″ total. Unexpectedly deep snow measurements are always the best.

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