Published Monday 3/15/21 at 1 pm
This was a great storm for Telluride and Wolf Creek! Wolf Creek added 9 more inches and ended up with 24 inches from the storm. Telluride hit 28 inches after picking up 11 additional inches.
Cloudy conditions developed today as pre-frontal moisture continues to stream into our area. This could cause light scattered snow showers this evening, but more likely in the overnight hours. Snow will increase at the resorts and surrounding areas throughout the day. The system will pass just our south sometime tomorrow afternoon or early evening. This will be a quick mover compared to what the region just went through.
I don’t expect very much accumulating snow in the lower and mid-elevations below 7,600 feet. Melting will kick in fairly quickly. At the moment it looks like anywhere from 4 to 10+ inches will fall at the resorts with the highest totals at Telluride as the storm moves east of the area and the winds bring in a favorable flow. Purgatory looks to be in the 3 to 6-inch range, with 6 to 12 at Telluride and Wolf Creek.
I will tighten these amounts up Tuesday morning after the latest high-resolution NAM 3km model run comes out. It should be around 8 am.
Here are the latest snowfall maps. At the moment the Euro is the outlier.
GFS old (version 15)
GFS new (version 16)
NAM 3km (Monday morning run)
After a little break for 3 days or so, the models are showing a couple of systems coming in for the Sunday through Thursday time period.
Next Update Tuesday morning, thanks for following and supporting the site!