Snow Totals Climb As Winter Storm Continues Throughout Today
The mountains are turning white, thanks to a Winter Storm that will continue throughout today. I had an opportunity to speak with Megan at the Grand Junction National Weather Service to see exactly how much snow has fallen.
A strong cold front is bringing heavy snow to a good portion of the Western Slope.
Megan at the Grand Junction National Weather Service, the snow totals are as follows: (as of 6am today)
Coal Bank Pass- 8 Inches
Grand Mesa-1.5 inches
Monument (Hwy 550)- 7 inches
Red Mountain Pass- 7 inches
Molas Pass- 7 inches
The Northwest and Southwest San Juan Mountains are expected to see between 6 inches and a foot of new additional snow today as the storm pushes through. This would bring the total on the San Juans to 15 to 20 inches of total snow.
Other Totals from the National Weather Service:
WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH 24 HOUR STATIONS: ASPEN, 0.31. CORTEZ, 0.13. CRAIG, 0.21. DURANGO, 0.57. GRAND JUNCTION, 0.29. MEEKER, 0.12. MONTROSE, 0.08. RIFLE, 0.13. CANYONLANDS AIRPORT, 0.01. VERNAL, 0.16. OFFICIAL CLIMATE STATIONS OF WESTERN COLORADO: 8 MILES EAST OF IGNACIO, 0.41, 2 MILES NORTH OF PARADOX, 0.09. 1 MILE EAST OF RANGELY, 0.22. STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, 0.39, OFFICIAL CLIMATE STATIONS OF EASTERN UTAH: CEDAR POINT, 3.0. MONTICELLO #2, 0.35, 3.5. UNOFFICIAL STATIONS: 2 MILES NORTH OF AVON, 0.40, 4.0. 7 MILES NORTH OF BAYFIELD, 0.47, 2.9. GOTHIC, 0.68, 9.5. 5 MILES NORTHWEST OF HOTCHKISS, 0.20. 1 MILE EAST OF SILT, 0.09. 1 MILE SOUTHEAST OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, 0.18, 2.3. 2 MILES NORTH OF WOLCOTT, 0.26, 1.5. 15 MILES WEST OF MONTROSE, 0.33, 4.0. CLIMATE REFERENCE NETWORK SITES OF WESTERN COLORADO: 8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CORTEZ, 0.22. 30 MILES NORTH OF CRAIG, 0.08. 2 MILES EAST OF DINOSAUR, 0.26. 13 MILES SOUTHEAST OF EAGLE, 0.25. 9 MILES WEST OF GRAND JUNCTION, 0.21. 15 MILES WEST OF MEEKER, 0.12. 11 MILES NORTHEAST OF MONTROSE, 0.24. 23 MILES NORTHWEST OF RIFLE, 0.18.
Always check CDOT for the latest information on road conditions and you are also able to see road cams to see the snow levels in the area.