First of all, thank you all for the well wishes. Everything went fine yesterday. Now I am in a weird period where I have one good eye and one bad eye, so I am very excited about the second surgery on the 23rd!
Last night worked out about as expected, I was a little surprised that Wolf Creek did not report any snow. Mainly 3 to 4 inches fell in the other higher elevation locations.
Tonight a quick-moving storm will arrive and deliver snow throughout the forecast area. The models are not expecting this to be a big producer in the lower elevations. However, it will be impactful to the higher elevation locations, especially the passes. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued and will be in effect for 24 hours beginning at 6 pm.
COZ017>019-102145- /O.CON.KGJT.WW.Y.0002.230111T0100Z-230112T0100Z/ 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 338 AM MST TUE JAN 10 2023 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM MST WEDNESDAY... * WHAT...SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 45 MPH ABOVE 10000 FEET. * WHERE...UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE, NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS. * WHEN...SNOW WILL TAPER OFF IN MANY AREAS BY THIS AFTERNOON THEN PICK UP IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY AGAIN BY LATE THIS EVENING. * IMPACTS...PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW COULD SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE VISIBILITY, ESPECIALLY ON RIDGE TOPS.
Wolf Creek Pass is also under a Winter Weather Advisory for 8 to 12 inches.
Here are the latest forecast models for total precipitation from tonight through Wednesday night.
550 passes, Purgatory, Wolf Creek: 8 to 12 inches. It’s very rare that I agree exactly with the NWS, but I guess I see the same thing they are seeing.
Mayday, Rico, Silverton, Telluride: 6 to 10 inches
Upper Forest Lakes, Upper Durango Hills, Durango Ridge Ranch, Hesperus Hill: 4 to 7 inches
All other mid-elevation areas: 3 to 5 inches
Durango, Bayfield, Mancos: 1 to 3 inches
Cortez: Up to 2 inches
After the storm clears out tomorrow night, a ridge will move over us for a couple of days before the next storm cycle starts very late Saturday night/Sunday morning. Several waves should come in Sunday through Wednesday
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