11/28/22 Monday 5:15 am
A couple of low-end Winter Weather Advisories were issued this morning.
GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF RIDGWAY, GLADE PARK, TELLURIDE, OURAY,
LAKE CITY, SILVERTON, RICO, AND HESPERUS (MAYDAY)
300 AM MST MON NOV 28 2022
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 PM MST TUESDAY…
* WHAT…SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. WINDS COULD GUST AS HIGH AS 45 MPH CREATING AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW.
* WHERE…GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS, UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE, NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS.
* WHEN…FROM 5 PM MONDAY TO 5 PM MST TUESDAY.
* IMPACTS…ICY TO SNOW-PACKED ROADWAYS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. BLOWING SNOW WILL ALSO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITY AT TIMES.
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
355 AM MST MON NOV 28 2022
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FEET-EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET-
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FEET-EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FEET (WOLF CREEK PASS)-355 AM MST MON NOV 28 2022
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 PM MST TUESDAY…
* WHAT…SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO TO 9 INCHES. WINDS GUSTING 60-70 MPH.
* WHERE…WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FEET, EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET, LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FEET AND EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FEET COUNTIES.
* WHEN…FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 PM MST TUESDAY.
* IMPACTS…TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT. BLOWING SNOW COULD SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITY OVER HIGH MOUNTAIN PASSES. COLD WIND CHILLS AS LOW AS 25 BELOW ZERO COULD CAUSE FROSTBITE ON EXPOSED SKIN IN AS LITTLE AS 30 MINUTES.
There was not a lot of movement on the models overnight. Here are the lowest totals which came from the Euro and the highest totals from the Canadian.
On the surface, these models are not reflecting totals that warrant advisories. I am guessing the concern is that the models are under forecasting the snow amounts based on recent snow events. While any snow is great at this point, I believe Telluride, Red Mountain, and Ouray will benefit most from this storm track. For most of us in the Central and Southern portions of the forecast area, this is unlikely to be a big deal. The next series of storms look like they will deliver better moisture to the area.
My next update will be this afternoon, I will try to fill in the blanks on the forecast totals. Thanks for following and supporting the site!
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