While it may be sunny right now in Telluride, those conditions won’t last long. According to NOAA, the San Juan’s are currently under a Winter Storm Watch from Tuesday evening through Thursday morning with snow totals amounting to 12” fresh above 9,000 feet.
GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS- FLAT TOPS-NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS- SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS- 430 AM MST MON NOV 2 2015 ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING ABOVE 9000 FEET... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH ABOVE 9000 FEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. * LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...SKYWAY...TAYLOR PARK... TRAPPERS LAKE...TELLURIDE...SILVERTON...RICO. * TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TUESDAY NIGHT WITH PERIODS OF SNOW THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. * SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE AROUND 9000 FEET. UPWARDS TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE AT THE MOUNTAIN PASSES AND ABOVE TIMBERLINE. * WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. LOCAL GUSTS TO 60 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE ABOVE TIMBERLINE ON TUESDAY EVENING.
Forecasts indicate that the storm, which is currently dumping on California, will move into the San Juans by Tuesday night.
Let it snow!