San Juan Mountains Weather & Snow Pack Report.–Thursday, October 27, 2011–09:40
Yesterday’s storm system has traveled east of us with remaining residue/garbage clouds that should partially burn off by mid-day then a NW shortwave trough will cover the area helping keep air temps. on the cool side (low 40′s) and promote cloudy conditions today. Warming temps tomorrow (low 50′s) but not quite seasonal norms then the atmosphere will slowly warm through the weekend with temperatures in the mid- 50′s to low 60′s in the Ridgway area.
Clear, dry weather until Monday when an approaching low pressure trough moves in early next week, but too early to tell what we’ll see. One model shows some precipitation for the San Juans and others show the trough confined to the northern Colorado mountain.
Still seeing snow flurries on RMP early this morning, but should be shutting down soon.
IDARADO 0.4″ H20 0.2″ new/24 hr. Probably 6″ of snow or less with settlement.
COAL BANK 1.5″ H20 0.8″ new/24 hr. Equates to 20″ or less with settlement.
RMP 1.2″ H20 0.4″ new/24 hr. Probably 15″ total storm snow.
Weather stations/web site still not working on the Hwy 550 corridor.