Snow in Durango? It’s not even fall yet!

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.

See entire article:
http://durangoherald.com/article/20110915/NEWS01/709159934/-1/s/Snow?-Really?-It%E2%80%99s -not-even-fall-yet

Thanks to Craig Adkins for this link


2 thoughts on “Snow in Durango? It’s not even fall yet!”

  1. It didn’t snow in Durango. Durango is actually at 6512 ft. in elevation which is nowhere near 9000 ft. Snow levels were actually closer to 11,000 ft. or 12,000 ft. Most places above that only got a dusting that was gone in hours. Snow this time of year is not uncommon despite what the report says. It happens a few times every decade that the mountains get snow this early. It normally means a bad snow year later on.

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