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Old 12-18-2018, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Will any part of The Front Range have a white Christmas? From the forecast, looks like "no". I do know one thing, many people in the Denver metro area want snow for Christmas....not just cold weather.
It's still a week away. Forecasts a week out are usually not very reliable. Check back on the 23rd.
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:54 PM
 
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Will someone who has lived in Colorado for a long time comment on the amount of snow in the western slope so far? I recognize that it is still early.

Having moved here from out of state, this is my first winter, and I am already acutely aware of the need for snow, snow, and more snow this winter, in part, to make up for the low amount of snowfall last winter. And that Colorado has been in a drought for some time now.

I did discuss this issue briefly with a customer service rep at the credit union, and she said that though snow starts in December, she said that January and February were normally the critical two months during which most of the snow falls.

I have done some winter hiking around Ouray already, but I have no frame of reference with regard to typical snow fall. And I don't know how to interpret snowfall totals on websites at this point.

Oh, yes, I read months ago about the long term forecasts for snowfall this winter. I figure that now winter has started, I am hoping someone can provide a sort of update. Thanks.
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Old 12-20-2018, 03:48 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
225 PM MST Thu Dec 20 2018

...A Red Flag Warning for gusty winds, low relative humidity, and
dry fuels has been issued on Friday from 11 AM through Friday at
5 PM for fire weather zones 222, 226, 227, 228, 229, and 230,
which includes Fremont County and the I-25 Corridor, from the
Palmer Divide to the Raton Ridge...
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Old 12-21-2018, 09:42 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO
5 PM MST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches
are expected in the Yampa River Valley. The mountains are
expecting 4 to 8 inches with locally higher amounts in the
Elkhead and Park Ranges as well as the Flat Tops. Winds gusting
as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...Central Yampa River Basin, Elkhead and Park Mountains,
Upper Yampa River Basin, Gore and Elk Mountains/Central
Mountain Valleys and Flat Tops.
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Old 12-22-2018, 04:07 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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...winter weather on the way for christmas travel...

After a dry end to the weekend, unsettled weather will return to
eastern utah and western colorado on christmas eve as the first in
a series of storms moves into the area. By daybreak christmas eve,
showers will increase across the mountains and spread into
western colorado valleys. Snow showers will persist along the
continental divide throughout the day on monday. Travel will be
impacted over all mountain passes. Snow accumulations through
monday evening will be anywhere between 3 to 7 inches for the
northern and central colorado mountains with 3 inches or less over
the san juans.

A much larger low pressure system will drop into the southwestern
u.s. On christmas day. This will allow for showers to redevelop
over the four corners area by noon christmas, potentially
spreading further north throughout the day. However, there is
still some uncertainty regarding the track of this system which
will impact the chance for some areas to see a white christmas.
Regardless, this system looks to keep snow showers in the forecast
through wednesday, once again impacting holiday travel.

Key takeaways:
-snow will affect all major mountain passes from christmas eve
through wednesday.
-travellers should be prepared for winter weather driving
conditions and check local road conditions frequently.
-now is the time to prepare. Is your vehicle ready? Do you have a
winter safety kit in your car? Do you have a way to access
weather information? For more information, go to
weather.gov/wrn/winter_safety.
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Old 12-25-2018, 11:23 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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COZ018-019-251830-
/O.EXT.KGJT.WS.W.0011.181225T2200Z-181227T0400Z/
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Including the cities of Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, Silverton,
Rico, and Hesperus
324 AM MST Tue Dec 25 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM MST WEDNESDAY...


* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 16
inches with locally higher amounts.

* WHERE...Southwest San Juan Mountains and Northwest San Juan
Mountains.

* WHEN...From 3 PM this afternoon to 9 PM MST Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Holiday travel will become very difficult
due to heavy snow and reduced visibility in blowing snow.


...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM WEDNESDAY TO 11 AM
MST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of
3 to 7 inches with locally higher totals possible and ice
accumulations of around one tenth of an inch expected. North
winds gusting as high as 40 mph.


COZ017-251830-
/O.CON.KGJT.WW.Y.0041.181226T0400Z-181227T0400Z/
Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
Including the cities of Ridgway and Glade Park
324 AM MST Tue Dec 25 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS
EVENING TO 9 PM MST WEDNESDAY...


* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10
inches.

* WHERE...Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide.

* WHEN...From 9 PM this evening to 9 PM MST Wednesday.


* WHERE...Pueblo, Huerfano, Las Animas, Crowley, Otero, Kiowa,
Prowers, Bent and Baca Counties.
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Old 12-25-2018, 06:26 PM
 
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Mesa County got a surprise early yesterday morning. What was only supposed to be a light dusting of snow turned out to be readings from 1" to 4"-got 3" at my house. That's the second time this month that has happened. We'll see what this next front will bring that jim9251 has noted above^^. One thing it WILL bring is frigid temperatures, for the next several days the lows will be hitting 5 to 10 degrees.
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Old 12-26-2018, 11:09 AM
 
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The first major snowfall in Montrose occurred about 3-4 weeks ago -- 2.5".

Last night was a second major snowfall in Montrose. Just eyeing it from the window, it certainly appears to be more dense than the earlier one.
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Old 12-26-2018, 04:58 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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All of today's weather notices


https://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/...gjt&wwa=winter weather advisory
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:29 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
340 AM MST Sun Dec 30 2018

COZ009-012-017>019-302230-
/O.NEW.KGJT.WW.Y.0043.181231T0100Z-190101T1600Z/
Grand and Battlement Mesas-West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-
Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Including the cities of Crested Butte, Taylor Park, Marble,
Ridgway, Glade Park, Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, Silverton,
Rico, and Hesperus
340 AM MST Sun Dec 30 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
9 AM MST TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10
inches expected.

* WHERE...Grand and Battlement Mesas, West Elk and Sawatch
Mountains, Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide, Northwest
San Juan Mountains and Southwest San Juan Mountains.

* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 9 AM MST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on snowpacked and icy road conditions.
This will make travel difficult.
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