The Next Near Miss

The next near-miss of a storm will pass literally just to our north. Travel will be dicey from just north of Purg all of the way into Wyoming. The 285 corridor to Denver will also be affected.

This is one of those types of systems that, even if it extended further south, would not be a big snowmaker for us. It is what I refer to as a “Was that it? Storm” The frontal passage happens fast and furious, if you are lucky to get some snow it blows real hard and looks like a blizzard, then it blows through and the sun comes out.

If this system changes course and moves a little further south we will see snow and not rain with this system. In fact, it would be cold enough theoretically for snow in Farmington.

Here is what the model is showing for Thursday at noon.

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The front is draped across the San Juans and moving quickly. I don’t expect high temps on Thursday to get out of the high 40’s or low 50’s before dropping afternoon.  By Friday morning temperatures in town should be around 20 degrees with teens in the mid-elevations and Silverton could hit zero to single digits. Telluride and Silverton should get a little bit of snow (good enough for marketing). Purgatory is on the fence for now. I will be updating tomorrow Wednesday and Thursday so stay tuned. As I said, even if the track of this storm changes, it is highly unlikely it brings us much more than a dusting.

 

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