Piedra Road through Turkey Springs is definitely a winter wonderland – pic taken 1/14/2024
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Sunday – 14 Jan 2024 – 5:30pm
At Stevens Field the high temperature yesterday afternoon was 32 and this afternoon it was 35. The low temp this morning was 23.
The peak wind at Stevens Field yesterday afternoon was 17mph and today it was 18mph.
|Record High / Year
|Record Low / Year
|53 / 1987
|-26 / 1963
Precipitation summary… Snow started earlier than I expected last night but snow amounts were in my forecast range.
Wolf Creek reported 8” this morning and another 2” by 2pm for a storm total of 10” – so far.
THANKS to everyone for your snow reports and pictures!
*** A SPECIAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY is in effect for the mountains of Colorado. New snow and winds through the holiday weekend will increase avalanche danger statewide. The most dangerous avalanche conditions will develop Saturday afternoon into Sunday. ***
*** The WINTER STORM WARNING for the eastern San Juan Mountains will expire at 11pm tonight. ***
Sunday night to Monday afternoon… Moisture will continue to move through the region from the northwest. Weak pulses of energy could kick up spotty snowshowers, mostly over the mountains. Patchy fog is possible in the low-lying areas tonight and tomorrow morning.
Valley: up to a half inch in few lucky spots
Mountains: up to 2” in the lucky spots
Winds… Gusts Monday afternoon will be 15-20mph.
Temps… Lows Sunday night will be in the mid-single digits to low teens. Highs Monday afternoon will be in the mid-20s to low 30s.
Monday evening through Saturday… Ridging will build along the west coast and keep us mostly sunny and dry.
A weak trough with limited moisture will push a few more clouds through Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning. A dusting of snow is possible along The Divide.
Winds… Peaks will be around 10mph each afternoon.
Temps… Lows Monday night will be negative mid-single digits to around 10. Highs Tuesday will be in the high 20s to mid-30s and lows will be in the low single digits to low teens. Temps will then warm to near seasonal averages. Highs Wednesday and Thursday will be in the mid-30s to low 40s and lows will be in the high single digits to high teens. Highs Friday and Saturday will range from near 40 to the mid-40s and lows will be in the low to high teens.
15-day outlook… The weather pattern will get more active starting around the 21st, but I don’t see any big storms on the horizon.
My next post will be on Tuesday.