Winter Storm Warning

3:30 pm

This storm should start to affect us between 6 am and noon Monday. This storm is considerably strong than we have seen all spring. Behind this storm system is another piece of energy or two, that will move into the area late Tuesday. This current Winter Storm Warning only goes through 6 am Tuesday, there is a pretty good chance another advisory or warning could be issued for Tuesday through Thursday. I would not be surprised to see snow levels below 7,000 feet a couple of mornings this week.

Here is the current WSW

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
302 PM MDT SUN MAY 19 2019

COZ018-019-201200-
/O.UPG.KGJT.WW.Y.0028.190520T0000Z-190521T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.W.0016.190520T0000Z-190521T1200Z/
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF TELLURIDE, OURAY, LAKE CITY, SILVERTON,
RICO, AND HESPERUS
302 PM MDT SUN MAY 19 2019

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM
MDT TUESDAY…

* WHAT…HEAVY SNOW AT TIMES WITH PERIODIC BREAKS. TOTAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 16 INCHES EXPECTED ABOVE 9000 FEET WITH
LESSER ACCUMULATIONS DOWN TO 7000 FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHEST PEAKS. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT
IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. WINDS
GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 MPH.

* WHERE…NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN
MOUNTAINS.

* WHEN…FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM MDT TUESDAY.

Here is what the Euro shows for snow through Thursday afternoon.

ecmwf_tsnow_colorado_19

If you have to travel over the passes the next couple of days they are going to be more Winter-like than Spring-like. So take it seriously. The good news is, at the moment, Friday-Monday still looks dry.

 

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