15 Sep 11 – “It’s not the earliest snow ever, but it’s not exactly normal, either,” says the Durango Herald.
That’s what Joe Ramey, a meteorologist at the Grand Junction office of the National Weather Service, said about Wednesday’s high-country dusting.
“By tomorrow (Thursday), you can expect 4 to 5 inches above 9,000 feet,” said Ramey.
The weather service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Wednesday night for the San Juan Mountains above that altitude. Roads on mountain passes, including Red Mountain, Monarch, Vail and Independence, may have hazardous early-season winter driving conditions.
The first snow generally comes in mid-October, Ramey added.
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