There’s a storm brewing in Southwestern Colorado and while much of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana will see snow, nobody will see bigger totals than Telluride Ski Resort.
A low pressure system will move into the San Juans today with light snow turning heavy by the early morning hours of Wednesday. Temps will start out balmy with the high for Wednesday sitting in the mid 30’s before plummeting into the mid-20’s by Thursday.
Psst. San Juan mountains. 👀 There's some moisture coming your way! #cowx
— ColoClimateCenter (@ColoradoClimate) November 19, 2019
By the time the system leaves the region on Friday afternoon, the upper elevations slopes of the San Juan Mountains could see anywhere between 12-30 inches of fresh snow according to NOAA.
NOAA Winter Storm Warning
…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM MST FRIDAY ABOVE 8500 FEET…
Two disturbances will combine creating a round of heavy snowfall favoring the San Juan Mountains. Higher elevations in eastern Utah and central Colorado will also see accumulating snowfall.
* WHAT…Heavy snow expected above 8500 feet. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 20 inches with local amounts up to 30 inches.
* WHERE…Southwest San Juan Mountains and Northwest San Juan Mountains.
* WHEN…From 11 PM this evening to 5 AM MST Friday.
* IMPACTS…Travel will be very difficult to impossible, especially over the high mountain passes. Expect hazardous winter driving conditions on all roads and very poor visibility
in blowing snow.