Thanks for the snow reports. Remember even powder snow compacts so if you want to be accurate when measuring try to clear often, I usually don’t let more than 4 inches pile up when possible, which up here has been about every 2 1/2 -3 hours. The exception, of course, is when I sleep and yes I do occasionally sleep, I am just not very good at it.
So far the southeastern portion of La Plata County seems to be missing out on some of the “fun”. The highest amounts are being reported around Hesperus at or above 7,800 feet as well as upper Durango Hills, Aspen Trails/Trew Creek, and Lemon over to just south of Vallecito, I have had several reports at or above 20 inches.
Many areas are going to exceed the upper reaches of my initial forecasts, I mentioned that I thought I might be too low.
In fact, I think many areas will have nearly double what they have now, in the case of areas to the east and north that I mentioned earlier they may have more than that.
Here is what the Euro has from 11 am today until Saturday when this stops. I’d use 15 to 1 at 7,000 feet and below and 16 to 1 everywhere else.
Here at the house, we have now had 16 3/4 inches (11:45 am) and it is snowing at 1 3/4 inches per hour.
Time to move snow again, my driveway is becoming a tunnel with mini avalanches. I will update again between 1-2 pm