12/7/22 Wednesday 8:30 am
So far so good, at least in the mountains…Here are the totals so far as of early Wednesday morning.
Wolf Creek 11 inches
Purgatory 9 inches
Telluride 4 inches
By the time we are through we could add another 6 to 10 inches to the storm totals at Wolf Creek, 4 to 6 at Purgatory, and 3 to 5 inches at Telluride. Any snow that falls in the lower elevations will be late tonight when the cold air arrives, until then more of the rain and drizzle. The mid-elevations areas are a question mark at this point, especially areas below 7,600 feet. As this system moves out tomorrow we will dry out for a couple of days before the next storm arrives in the late Sunday or Monday timeframe. This looks like it could be another good one!
Winter Weather Advisories are still in place until Thursday morning. Avalanche Warnings are in place at least through Thursday with most areas in the high-risk (4 of 5) category. Details below
An Avalanche Warning is in effect for areas surrounding Lizard Head Pass, US 550, the La Plata Mountains, and northeast of Vallecito Lake, as well as Wolf Creek, Cumbres, and La Manga Passes. Heavy snow and wind have created dangerous avalanche conditions. Some avalanches will release naturally and you can trigger a slide from a distance or below. Avalanches can break wider and run farther than you expect producing a larger slide. Avoid travel in or under avalanche terrain.
Conditions can change rapidly during winter storms so always check the CAIC website before you head out. If you missed my post yesterday, the contest will be coming to a close late Thursday night. Here is a link with the details. Contest Update From Tuesday’s Post
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2 thoughts on “Wednesday Morning Update–More Snow On The Way!”
Perhaps an inch of snow at intersection of CR 228 and 502 this morning….elevation of 7,750 feet. 32 degrees right now.
Only a dusting in Mayday. Not really measurable.