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Old 10-14-2018, 08:53 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Freeze Warning tonight for much of the western slope.
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Old 10-14-2018, 02:01 PM
 
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Snow shower up here at 7,000 feet. It's so good to see snow on the peaks.
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Old 10-14-2018, 03:55 PM
 
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Yesterday, I hiked up to the lower Blue Lake, which is in the Mt. Sneffels wilderness area (San Juan Mountain range). This is 3.3 miles from the trailhead, at an altitude of 11,000 feet. As one might expect, the trailhead had no snow, just some puddles. There was a gradual increase in snow on the trail as one ascended. I would estimate that the ground at the lake itself was covered with at least one foot of snow, and about the last mile or less, the snow completely covered the trail and was caked in some spruce trees as well.

This is my first winter hike in Colorado ( having moved here in June), so I am making no claims as to timing (early or late) or extent of the amount of snowfall. Knowing that last year had a record low amount of snowfall, I can only hope -- for farmers, ranchers, and all Colorado residents -- that we get more, and more, and more . . . throughout the winter season. I can't imagine Ridgway reservoir ever being filled up to its original shoreline, but I still hope its total volume of water grows by leaps and bounds from melting winter snowfall.
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Back to Colorado in 2019
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Glanced at my FC News app yesterday and there was a photo of the snow you folks got. Absolutely beautiful! I showed my wife the photo and she asked me, "where would you rather be right now, in Loveland/FC area or here (here, meaning northeastern Florida aka Jacksonville)?" I automatically said "there, no doubt about it". 14 degrees this Monday 7AM ET, but it's going to warm up again. But, that photo of the snow...……"winter wonderland" all over it.

Even with this weather, looking very forward to moving back.
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:22 AM
Status: "Merry Christmas" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Western Colorado
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This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Snow is expected to develop over the San Juan, La Sal and Abajo
Mountains after midnight bringing 1 to 3 inches of new snow to
areas above 9,000 feet.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Wednesday-Thursday: Moderate to heavy snow appears likely over
the southwest San Juan and Abajo Mountains. Total snowfall
amounts of 4 to 8 inches with higher local accumulations are
possible above 9,000 feet.
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:04 PM
 
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I drove down from Montrose toward Ouray today, and it looked to me like the San Juan mountain range had accumulated a sizable chunk of snow fall since the initial snowfalls (I mentioned in post #13).

How do those in the Western slope track snow fall in the San Juan Mountains? Is there a web site that has information? Thanks.
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Old 10-23-2018, 06:20 PM
Status: "Merry Christmas" (set 2 days ago)
 
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I drove down from Montrose toward Ouray today, and it looked to me like the San Juan mountain range had accumulated a sizable chunk of snow fall since the initial snowfalls (I mentioned in post #13).

How do those in the Western slope track snow fall in the San Juan Mountains? Is there a web site that has information? Thanks.

https://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snow/
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:22 PM
 
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Thank you.
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Old 10-29-2018, 09:55 AM
Status: "Merry Christmas" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Western Colorado
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver CO
356 AM MDT Mon Oct 29 2018

...Return to Winter-like Conditions...

.A storm system embedded in the northwest flow aloft will drop
southeast across the Rockies Tuesday and Tuesday night. Snow is
expected to be begin late tonight and then spread south and east
Tuesday morning. The heaviest snow is expected to occur south of
Interstate 70 and east of the Continental Divide Tuesday and
Tuesday night. Roads are expected to become snowpacked and
slippery, especially Tuesday evening when the sunsets and
temperatures cool.

COZ034-292200-
/O.NEW.KBOU.WW.Y.0030.181030T1200Z-181031T1200Z/
The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the
Indian Peaks-
Including the cities of Berthoud Pass, Breckenridge,
East Slopes Mosquito Range, East Slopes Southern Gore Range,
Eisenhower Tunnel, Indian Peaks, Kenosha Mountains, Mount Evans,
Williams Fork Mountains, and Winter Park
356 AM MDT Mon Oct 29 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO 6 AM
MDT WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches
expected over the mountains east of the Continental Divide and
south of I-70. West of the Continental Divide snow will be
lighter, 1 to 4 inches.

* WHERE...The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range,
and the Indian Peaks.

* WHEN...From 6 AM Tuesday to 6 AM MDT Wednesday.
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:19 AM
Status: "Merry Christmas" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Western Colorado
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
416 AM MDT Tue Oct 30 2018

COZ072>075-078>080-301830-
/O.UPG.KPUB.WS.A.0010.181030T2100Z-181031T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KPUB.WS.W.0010.181030T2100Z-181031T2100Z/
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 8500 And 11000 Feet-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Feet-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Wet Mountain Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Wet Mountains between 6300 and 10000 Feet-
Wet Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
416 AM MDT Tue Oct 30 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
3 PM MDT WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 7 to
15 inches expected.

* WHERE...Wet mountains, Sangre De Cristo mountains, and the Wet Mountain
valley.

* WHEN...From 3 PM this afternoon to 3 PM MDT Wednesday.
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