12/15/21 Wednesday 3:45 am
Temperatures are starting to drop dramatically just west of Cortez. The Winter Storm Warnings are not going to be warranted for snow. However, the frontal passage is going to be dramatic. The high temperatures have already been reached for the day. Areas of eastern Utah had wind gusts of 70+ mph with the frontal passage. The winds are already a factor in the higher elevations with gusts up to 69 at Wolf Creek. I never give up on the snow this early, although, I did not expect this dramatic warming overnight in advance of the front.
UPDATED Since I started writing this the temperature in Cortez dropped 15 degrees in 30 minutes and they are getting heavy snow. A heavy snow band is just west of Mancos. Here we go!
I will update again in a couple of hours.