Light snow should break out this afternoon and become more widespread by tonight. Totals by Friday afternoon should range from a trace to as much as 5 inches. There is a chance depending on how this storm departs that Ouray to Red Mountain could get a bit more before it finally leaves the area late Friday.
The heaviest snow should fall in La Plata Canyon near Mayday and Wolf Creek. Purgatory Telluride and local mid-elevation areas should see 1-4 inches, lower elevations could get a trace to 2 inches. Better than nothing right?
Here are the totals from the most recent Hi-Res North American Model
This map is based on a 10-1 ratio, actual totals should be a little higher with snow liquid ratios (SLRs) jumping to between 13-17 to 1, so a few higher totals would not surprise me anywhere they fell.
This is the first in a series of waves that will be coming through. Light snow should break out again late Saturday night and Sunday morning, then a stronger wave should come through Monday morning, I have my eye on it for possibly higher totals. Next update Friday.
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