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Thursday – 18 Jan 2024 – 5:00pm
Arleen is riding with the San Juan Sled Dogs this Sunday, 21 January. There’s room for more! Sunday is “locals’ day” with 25% off for those that drive themselves to the trailhead. Please contact them at 970-507-0316 for more information.
At Stevens Field the high temperature yesterday afternoon was 35 and this afternoon it was 41. The low this morning was 21.
The peak wind at Stevens Field yesterday afternoon was 6mph and today it was 7mph.
|Record High / Year
|Record Low / Year
|53 / 1944
|-30 / 1980
Precipitation summary… There was a burst of snow across parts of the area yesterday between roughly 1:30 and 2:30pm. Wolf Creek reported an inch of new snow this morning.
There is nothing on radar in our area this afternoon.
*** Chance for snow Saturday night to Monday afternoon. ***
Thursday evening to Saturday afternoon… An upper-level ridge will slowly move towards us and keep us dry. The ridge will move over us Friday night and then upper-level southwest flow will push more clouds into the region through Saturday.
Winds… Peaks will around 10mph each afternoon.
Temps… Lows Thursday night will be in the low teens to low 20s. Highs Friday and Saturday will range from near 40 to the mid-40s. Lows Friday night will be in the mid-teens to mid-20s.
Saturday evening to Monday afternoon… The next system will move through. It will be disorganized, have limited moisture, and be a bit warmer.
Timing… The first scattered showers will start over the mountains Saturday afternoon and then over the valley Saturday night. Hit and miss snowshowers will persist into Monday afternoon.
Snow levels… Starting Saturday afternoon snow levels will be around 8,000ft, drop to 6,600ft by sunrise Sunday, rise to 7,300ft Sunday afternoon, drop to 6,000ft Sunday night, and then rise to 7,200ft Monday afternoon.
Valley below 7,400ft: 1-2”
Valley above 7,400ft: 2-3”
Winds… Peaks will be around 10mph each afternoon.
Temps… Lows Saturday night will be in the low to high 20s. Highs Sunday will be in the mid-30s to around 40 and lows Sunday night will be in the mid-20s to low 30s. Highs Monday will be in the mid-30s to around 40.
Monday evening to Wednesday evening… Upper-level flow will vary between southwest and northwest and continue to push moisture and clouds through the region. Weak troughs will kick up occasional scattered snowshowers, but I don’t expect much snow to accumulate.
Winds… Afternoon peaks will be around 10mph.
Temps… Lows Monday night will be in the mid-teens to mid-20s. Highs Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the high 30s to mid-40s. Lows Tuesday night will be in the mid-teens to mid-20s.
Arleen will do the next post tomorrow afternoon.