12/10/21 10:20 am
Thanks to all of you who reported your totals. There were so many this time, I won’t have time to put them in any type of geographical order. The amounts will vary greatly. Here are a couple of reminders if you want an accurate measurement.
Don’t measure what is on your driveway. A metal, plastic, or wood surface is best. Don’t measure on a black surface. Measure several times throughout the storm and clear each time you measure especially with wet snow like we just had. I realize not everyone will do that. That is fine, I appreciate any type of snow report.
The reason I say to clear it and measure often is that all snow compacts down. Wet snow like last night really compacts. I ended up with 16 inches here at the house. Had I not measured several times and cleared the area, I would have measured 11 inches. That was the compacted snow that I did not clear. I usually clear half and leave the rest to see what the compaction rate is. Another follower of mine in Glacier measured 20 3/4 inches from the storm. He measured and cleared several times. His compacted snow was 14 inches.
I mentioned the totals for Purgatory and Telluride. Wolf Creek reported 25 inches in the last 24 hours but it was still snowing heavily for a couple of hours after the report. We will see where they end up. I also had a follower measure 26 to 28 inches at Coal Bank Pass.
So in no particular order here are the reports
Some of these came in as early as 5 am, I have started getting additional reports I will continue to post them until I publish this report.
Durango West 2 (me) 16 inches
Top of Rafter J 16 inches
La Plata Canyon 24 inches–I also heard that they may be closing down hwy 124 for a while today.
Haviland 18 inches
Glacier 20.75 inches
Deer Valley 9.5 inches
Tween 13 inches
Shenandoah Highlands 16 inches
Lake Purgatory 24 inches
Lake Purgatory 21 inches
Rico 16+ inches
Top of Forest Lakes two reports of 12 inches
Intersection of 240/245 14 inches
High Meadow Ranch (north of Falls Creek) 14 inches
Durango Ridge Ranch 13 inches
Falls Creek 11 inches
Lemon (Wilderness) 15 inches
Silverton 15 inches
Tecolote 6.5 inches
NW of DRO 5 inches
Marvel 4 inches
Marvel 3 miles south 3 inches
Mancos 4 inches
DGO Hills 11 inches
SW of Edgemont Ranch 9 inches
Dolores 5 inches
Dolores 4 inches
Dolores 2.5 inches
Rafter J 9.25 inches
Rockwood 10.5 inches
Ignacio 2.5 inches
3.5 miles north of Mancos 7 inches
El Rancho Florida 4.75 inches
Durango Hills 11 inches
Hermosa 4 inches
2 miles north of Bayfield 8 inches
Bayfield 6 inches
Pagosa 9 inches
Bondad 0.86 inches of rain
Lower Forest Lakes 9.7 inches
Florida Mesa Elementary 5.25 inches
Marvel 4+ inches
6 miles north of Mancos 8 inches
2 miles west of Mancos 4.5 inches
Cherry Creek Mountain Ranch 6.5 inches
Hermosa 3.5 inches
Edgemont Highlands 8 inches
Durango Hills bottom 8.25 inches
That was fun, thanks for all of the reports. How would you feel about doing this all over again this coming Tuesday-Thursday?? It may happen. More on that in my afternoon update later today. I have to go out and finish cleaning up the snow, my roof keeps releasing…
My next update should be out around 1-2 pm. Thanks for following and supporting the site!