You Never Really Know

11/14/22 Monday 10:30 am

When I woke up this morning I was surprised at how much quality (light and fluffy) snow fell last night.  I assumed it was more widespread than it actually was. As it turns out, most locations only got a dusting to an inch. The heaviest snow fell from Hesperus to Lightner Creek and south from Breen to Trappers Crossing.

Three to six inch amounts were common in these areas:  Breen, Hesperus, Durango West 1&2, Lake Durango, Rafter J, Lightner Creek, Shenandoah, Nighthorse, and Trappers Crossing.

I am sure there were other areas in that range but those were the only reports that totaled that much. Of course, the models showed the heavier amounts east of Bayfield but that did not happen. Most areas in eastern La Plata County only received a dusting to one and one-half inches.

Purgatory base got a dusting. Wolf Creek got three inches There was an inch at Coal Bank and Molas passes, Red Mountain got two inches and two and one-half inches fell near the snow shed south of Ouray.

It looks like a cold week ahead, with intermittent snow showers over the next couple of days around Wolf Creek. There are no big changes to the pattern expected until around or after Thanksgiving. But as we saw last night, you never really know.

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