San Juan Mountains Weather: Snow Possible for Telluride

San Juan Mountains Weather: Snow Possible for Telluride

SJ-Weather_withJR_small-square_webWestern Colorado will see increasing cloudiness, winds and possible snow by sunset on Wednesday as a trough of low pressure will bring a Pacific northwest storm into the area. Until then we will enjoy above normal temps as we’ve been experiencing the past 10 days.

Timing is everything with this storm… a cold front along with the trough will enter Colorado from the NW and the timing of the two will determine when and how much snow falls from a cooling atmosphere.  Some mountain locations will probably only see a 6 hour window Wed. evening through early Thursday morning for snow with trough/frontal passage on SW flow quickly flipping to NW flow.  Depending on the speed and duration of this storm, west and northwest terrain above 11,000′ will be favored and could see 4-8″ of snow.

This system will depart Thursday morning with a break in the action then another NW storm will affect the central & northern Colorado mountains & maybe brushing the NW side of the San Juans Thursday night through the weekend…  Our warm temperatures should be cooling off a little from this past week to more normal February temperatures.

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