Storm Wrap Up And A Quick Look Ahead

12/13/22 Tuesday 12:45 pm

Before I get started here is an update on the contest. I have sent out all of the cash prizes to the winners. Only one person requested a check and that is going out today. The gift cards in my possession are also being mailed today.  I have one person who has not yet gotten back to me on her mailing address because I notified her late.

Higher resolution models are showing signs of what is known as a Gorge Event developing later today into Wednesday morning. Wrap-around moisture will combine with cold temperatures and northerly flow to produce upslope flow from Ouray to Red Mountain Pass. The high-resolution models are about 50/50 when predicting this type of occurrence. If it develops, 5 to 10 inches of snow may be possible. Even if that does not come together, isolated scattered snow showers will develop in the far northern portions of the forecast area resulting in light accumulations. for the next few afternoons.

Here are the snow totals from yesterday and last night.

Wolf Creek 12″

Purgatory 8″

Telluride 4″

Silver Creek Ranch (NE of Mancos) 9″

Top of Forest Lakes 7″

Silverton 6.5″

Durango West II 6″

Shenandoah Highlands 6″

Glacier Club 6″

CR 201 6″

Upper Hay Gulch (Hesperus) 6″

CR 141 6″

3 miles south of Edgemont 6″

CR 503 6″

CR 228&502 5.5″

Upper Gem Village 5″

Florida River Estates 5″

Upper Durango Hills 5″

Rockwood 4.5″

Deer Valley Estates 4″

South of Mancos 4″

Hermosa 2″

Durango in town 2 to 3″

Cortez North 2″

The future looks cold! We will stay below average for the next several days. Between December 21st and 23rd, models are indicating a much colder arctic blast retrograding into Colorado from the east. Snow will accompany the front. At this point, it is too early talk specifics about how cold and how much snow. It looks like eastern Colorado and Denver will be most affected. Models are preliminarily indicating below-zero highs for much of state. Again, this will affect the entire eastern slope, especially the Front Range and mountains east of the divide

If you are planning on traveling east before the holidays you will want to start paying attention to the forecast.

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