12/14/21 Tuesday 3:40 pm
Note to self…the next time I have to go grocery shopping, do it before I tell everybody that dangerous driving conditions are on the way!
This storm is going to pack a big punch of rapidly dropping temperatures and high wind gusts. While the front passes early tomorrow morning the temperatures will drop, the winds will pick up and there will be snow squalls that will lead to whiteout (blizzard type) conditions.
This is not going to be a huge snow producer. I bumped up accumulations on the east side of the forecast area just in case there is some truth to what the Euro has been showing. Other than that, elevation will dictate where most of the snow falls. The exception is Telluride. Despite the elevation, the southwesterly flow won’t be as beneficial as it will be for the other resorts in our forecast area. That being said 10 inches will be possible at the snow stake.
Here are my snow forecasts.
Up to an inch: Aztec
1 to 2 inches: Cortez, Marvel, Kline southern portions of La Posta, Ridgway
1 to 3 inches: Durango in town, Bodo, Escalante area and northern portions of La Posta, Grandview, Florida mesa, Ouray
2 to 3 inches: Durango above 6,900 feet including Timberline and Skyridge, Ignacio, Oxford, Mancos, Oxford, Dolores, Cherry Creek
2 to 4 inches: Bayfield, Gem Village
3 to 8 inches: Trappers Crossing, Long Hollow Ranch@141, DW 1&2, Lake Durango, Edgemont Ranch, Edgemont Highlands, Bear Creek, Lower Durango Hills, Rafter J, Falls Creek South, Pine River Ranches, Durango Ridge Ranch
5 to 9 inches: Lower Forest Lakes, Lower Durango Hills, Falls Creek North, Glacier Club, Rockwood
6 to 10 inches: Hesperus Hill, Upper Forest Lakes, Deer Valley Estates, Pagosa, Vallecito South, Upper Durango Hills, Aspen Trails, Los Ranchitos Trew Creek, Tween Lakes, Hesperus Ski area, Telluride
8 to 12 inches: North Vallecito, Wilderness, Mayday, Rico, Silverton
12 to 16 inches: Purgatory
18 to 24 inches: Wolf Creek
My Next update will be early Wednesday morning.Thanks for following and supporting the site!