Each week, my confidence continues to grow that we will see an abundant start to the monsoon season. I have been on the monsoon bandwagon for at least the last 3 months. Each week, I see this trending up. Last week, people were surprised to see the projected totals. If you liked that check this out. Here are the latest totals released yesterday afternoon from the Euro Weeklies extended model.
Forecast totals through June 30th–early monsoon start?
Forecast totals through July 24th
6/4/22 Saturday 6:55 am
I don’t have a lot of info on the Bear Dance fire, but it was mapped late yesterday afternoon at 89 acres. Here is the latest map.
As always, as new information comes my way I will share it.
I don’t always share all of the non-winter information I get from CDOT, but this is a doozy. As if it is not enough of an experience to go to Walmart already…
― HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE ALERT ―
Fri., June 3, 2022
CDOT to pave eastbound lanes of US 160 in front of Durango Walmart
Motorists will encounter lane shifts and delays
LA PLATA COUNTY ― The Colorado Department of Transportation will pave the eastbound lanes along a section of US Highway 160 in Durango next week. The paving crew will work between the High Bridge and Dominguez Drive, in front of Walmart. Work will take place Monday and Tuesday, June 6 and 7 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. No work will occur in the Dominguez Drive intersection, at the east access to Walmart and to Durango Motor Company.
Traffic will be kept flowing through the work zone with lane shifts. Motorists will be guided by cones, signs and flagging personnel. Drivers may encounter periodic traffic stops and delays. A speed reduction of 40 mph will be enforced. Motorists should expect delays when accessing US 160 from Highway 3. Motorists may consider the alternate business access of River Drive located at Home Depot. Motorists are urged to watch for workers and their equipment, slow down and drive with extreme caution. This work is weather permitting.
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There is not going to be a lot to talk about with the weather for a while. I hope I prepped everyone for this over the past couple (or so) of months. This pattern is clearly locked in on the models as it has been in the extended models for quite some time. Here is the latest from the extended Euro model showing the total precipitation through the end of June.
As I have said, June is our driest month of the year. Watch what happens when I extend the totals out through July 17th.
The end of June through July looks very promising!
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
158 PM MDT MON MAY 30 2022
CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CRAIG, HAYDEN, MEEKER, STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, EAGLE, EDWARDS, GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CARBONDALE, CORTEZ, DOVE CREEK, MANCOS, DURANGO, BAYFIELD, IGNACIO, AND PAGOSA SPRINGS
158 PM MDT MON MAY 30 2022
…FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM MDT TUESDAY…
* WHAT…SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES AS LOW AS 29 EXPECTED.
* WHERE…CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN, UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN, CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN, FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER, ANIMAS RIVER BASIN AND SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN.
* WHEN…FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM MDT TUESDAY.
* IMPACTS…FROST AND FREEZE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS, OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION AND POSSIBLY DAMAGE UNPROTECTED OUTDOOR PLUMBING.
TAKE STEPS NOW TO PROTECT TENDER PLANTS FROM THE COLD. TO PREVENT FREEZING AND POSSIBLE BURSTING OF OUTDOOR WATER PIPES THEY SHOULD BE WRAPPED, DRAINED, OR ALLOWED TO DRIP SLOWLY. THOSE THAT HAVE
IN-GROUND SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SHOULD DRAIN THEM AND COVER ABOVE- GROUND PIPES TO PROTECT THEM FROM FREEZING.