According to overnight models, the snow is forecasted to begin gradually decreasing between 6am and 8am. Depending on your elevation, light snow is possible throughout the day. Impactful snow has fallen across the mid-elevations. This type of wet heavy snow is difficult to measure because of compacting. I have measured 9 inches here at DW2 so far and snow is still falling moderately! The snow is not accumulating as deeply on the roads as they retained heat. The trees are bearing a lot of the weight and hopefully, this will not result in power outages.
I will be updating later today after seeing all of the morning models. There is a decent chance we could see additional pieces of energy come through, especially Friday night into Saturday morning.
Here is the “Duh-visory” (a visually confirmed by webcam Winter Weather Advisory) that I mentioned yesterday.
ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF DURANGO, BAYFIELD, IGNACIO,
AND PAGOSA SPRINGS
348 AM MDT THU MAR 19 2020
..WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT TODAY
* WHAT…SNOW. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH
STORM TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES.
* WHERE…ANIMAS RIVER BASIN AND SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN.
* WHEN…UNTIL NOON MDT TODAY.
* IMPACTS…PLAN ON SLUSHY TO SNOWPACKED ROADWAYS. THE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE MORNING COMMUTE.
Be careful if you have to drive early this morning! Next update this afternoon.
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