NWS increased totals for the higher elevations.
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF TELLURIDE, OURAY, LAKE CITY, SILVERTON,
RICO, AND HESPERUS
430 AM MST SAT MAR 2 2019
..WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST MONDAY
* WHAT…SNOW, MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES. TOTAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 10 TO 20 INCHES WITH
LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 28 INCHES. WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH
AS 50 MPH.
* WHERE…SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS AND NORTHWEST SAN JUAN
* WHEN…UNTIL 6 AM MST MONDAY.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT,
ESPECIALLY OVER RED MOUNTAIN PASS, COAL BANK PASS AND OTHER
HIGH ELEVATION ROADS. BLOWING SNOW COULD SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE
VISIBILITY. A DETAILED MAP OF THE SNOWFALL CAN BE FOUND AT:
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU
MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN
BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.
The Euro model overnight slowed the onset of the heavier precipitation, spreading it out more evenly between 11 am and 11 pm. The GFS did not and still shows a more significant period in the afternoon. he new short term model runs will be out before 8 pm and I will update then. The latest data I have shows a higher snow level then I saw yesterday. I will update again after the short term models come out.