12/28/21 Tuesday 9 am
Moderate to heavy snow is falling at Purgatory, Telluride, and Wolf Creek. Purgatory and Telluride reported their 24-hour totals over 3 hours ago. It looks like they have added to them already. Wolf Creek just reported 18 inches in the last 24 hours. Most of that (16″) occurred after 2 pm yesterday.
Yesterday I released my forecasts that were valid from 8 am Monday through 5 pm on Wednesday. I am not going to make any changes. There are heavier periods of snow coming today and tonight. The temperatures are not going to vary much throughout the period, so the snow will be low-density high ratio snow (powder).
Here are the maps in motion from 5 am this morning through 5 pm Wednesday. When you see the darker blue shades move through those are heavier rates of snowfall. For reference, that heavy snow picks up from roughly 5 pm this evening to 5 am tomorrow.
For those of you that missed my post yesterday, here is an excerpt of it that detailed my snow forecasts through Wednesday. Notice I said the snow would accumulate slowly at times in the lower elevations.
“Here are my snowfall forecasts beginning at 8 am this morning through 5 pm on Wednesday. For the lower elevations, this is more of a marathon than a sprint. Snow may accumulate slowly at times and these totals are through the day on Wednesday.
26 to 36 inches: Wolf Creek
12 to 18 inches: Purgatory, Rico, Mayday, Lemon above 8,500 feet, Wilderness,
10 to 16 inches: Hesperus Hill, Upper Forest Lakes, Vallecito, Upper Durango Hills, Aspen Trails, Los Ranchitos, Trew Creek, Tween Lakes, Hesperus Ski Area, Glacier Club, Forest Groves, Falls Creek north, Silverton in town
8 to 12 inches: Telluride, Red Mountain, 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, Lower Forest Lakes, Lower Durango Hills, Falls Creek, Deer Valley Estates, Pagosa Springs, Rockwood
6 to 10 inches: Durango, Bayfield, Breen, Dolores, Hermosa below 7,000 feet–the highest totals will be in Skyridge, Hillcrest, Timberline, and the North Valley
3 to 6 inches: Cortez, Mancos in town, Marvel, Kline, Rancho Durango, Ouray, Ridgway, Ignacio
2 to 4 inches: Aztec, Bondad “
My next update will be out by 1 pm. I will be taking a look at the snowfall potential from Wednesday night through Saturday morning. Thanks for following and supporting the site!