[Forecast Courtesy Of PowderChasers]
Good morning everyone! Decent event still ongoing over the southern mountains of the Rockies with snow falling across Taos, Telluride, Utah, and up into the Gunnison Valley of Colorado. 4-6″ have been reported @Telluride and per webcams snow is falling steadily over Crested Butte.
As forecasted, the San Juans should do well with this storm (8-14 inches) with highlights perhaps at Wolf Creek, Silverton, Crested Butte and the higher terrain of the Grand Mesa including the ski area Powderhorn near Grand Junction.
Updates to the forecast this morning are to increase amounts over the northern and southern Wasatch (5-9 inches) as colder air and a good NW flow work into those regions this afternoon and tonight. 2-3 inches as fallen overnight and we suspect that will increase late today into tonight with some lake effect bands possible downwind of the Great Salt Lake.
The Tetons nabbed 2-3 inches up top (Per automated snow data) and will continue to see light snow through this evening. “It’s possible they could pick up another 3-6 inches with a storm total of 5-9.”
Colorado remains in the highlights tonight as moisture from the south works its way into the central and northern mountains. A wind shift to the NW or West will get snow cranking over Aspen, Beaver Creek, and Vail— focusing initially over the western sections of Colorado (5-8 inches likely). Eventually Summit County will get into the action with perhaps 4-7 inches. “Westerly winds can sometimes sneak up some surprises over Breckenridge and with high elevation we suspect they might come up on the upper end.” Steamboat can also be in the mix with SW and NW flow!
More moisture returns in the 7 day forecast (Light to moderate events every 48 hours) with a trend for higher snow totals early next week!
Lets not forget our friends on the East Coast where it’s dumping powder in most sections of northern Vermont and NY State. “10-12 inches has been reported thus far and still puking at Smugglers Notch!”
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