San Juan Mountains Weather Report ~ Thursday November 17, 2016 @ 06:30


Colorado is about to welcome it’s first winter storm of the season. A strong cold front is moving into western Colorado this morning with prefrontal winds, dropping temperatures and light showers. We could see a 40 degree temperature difference from the unusually warm autumn temps we have been enjoying. Night time temps through Saturday evening should record in the teens and low 20’s.


Radar echoes showing moderate moisture in the clouds so anticipate snow in the alpine and rain/sleet/snow in the lower valleys this morning. Models vary with snow totals but GFS calling for 3-6″ but I’d be surprised with the high end of snow totals. Northern and central mountains could do better with this storm..


It’s all over by late tonight then we’ll see clearing skies, warming temperatures and another potential storm on the horizon early next week that may favor the San Juans .. Then a possible Thanksgiving storm … Extended models show a cooling late autumn atmosphere with storms so stay tuned.




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