The pups loved playing in the snow yesterday! – Pic taken 12/12/2022
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Tuesday – 13 Dec 2022 – 10:15am
At Stevens Field the high yesterday afternoon was 36. The low this morning was 0. The Hatcher Lake area dropped to -12 and the upper Piedra hit -18. The peak wind at the airfield was 29mph. The cold front moved through around 5pm and then temps dropped overnight.
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|39||54 / 1929||5||-28 / 1961|
Precip summary… A few bands of heavy snow moved through yesterday afternoon. Most snow reports were in the 2-4” range. Wolf Creek ended up with 12” of very light powder.
*** The avalanche rating is “considerable”. Large and dangerous avalanches can easily be triggered. For more information go to the CAIC web page or download their app. https://avalanche.state.co.us/ ***
Today… Hit and miss snowshowers are possible, especially in the afternoon and over the mountains. Up to an inch of snow is possible in the mountains and parts of the valley could get a dusting.
Wednesday through Sunday… Ridging will build over the region and we’ll see a gradual clearing trend. Patchy fog is possible in low-lying areas tomorrow morning.
Thursday night/Friday a weak little trough could move through and kick up a few spotty snowshowers, but my confidence is low.
Temps through Friday will be 10-15 degrees below average – brrrr. This weekend will be a little warmer, but temps will still be 5-10 degrees below average.
Monday and beyond… The forecast models are all over the place but lean towards mostly dry. A couple of forecast models show a weak system around the 21st/22nd so let’s hope that turns into something to get excited about!
Unfortunately I agree with these products and expect below average precip.
My next post will be on Thursday.