14" Forecasted For Southwestern Colorado As Winter Weather Advisory Goes Into Effect

14" Forecasted For Southwestern Colorado As Winter Weather Advisory Goes Into Effect

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14" Forecasted For Southwestern Colorado As Winter Weather Advisory Goes Into Effect

Image: NWS Grand Junction

A winter storm is set to impact southwestern Colorado today through tomorrow with localized snow totals reaching upwards of 14″ reports NOAA.

Related: 2018 Winter Weather Forecast | Long Range Prediction From NOAA

The storm is currently forecasted to impact Silverton and Telluride with 5-10″ falling above 9k feet. Those snow levels will likely remain high, making for one hell of a “wintry mix” in the town of Telluride.

“Snow levels are generally expected to remain above 9,000 feet. Lower elevations may see up to a quarter inch of rain through Tuesday evening while the highest peaks in the central and southern Colorado mountains could see 5 to 10 inches of snow…with more in some locations. Precipitation will likely be gone by trick-or-treating time Tuesday afternoon/evening.” – NWS Grand Junction

Silverton on the other hand should see decent accumulation (5-10″) in town (*elevation 9,318′) and even more on its upper peaks (10-14″).

LET IT SNOW!

Winter Weather Advisory

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM MDT TUESDAY ABOVE 9000 FEET…

* WHAT… Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions on high mountain roadways and passes. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches, with localized amounts up to 14 inches, are expected.

* WHERE…West Elk and Sawatch Mountains, Northwest San Juan Mountains and Southwest San Juan Mountains above 9000 feet. This advisory includes the following mountain passes…Monarch, Slumgullion, Red Mountain, Lizard Head, Coal Bank, and Molas.

* WHEN…9 PM this evening to 6 PM Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds gusting as high as 25 mph will result
in areas of blowing and drifting snow.

 

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