Drought/snowpack news: Snowfall totals from the recent storm disappoint, more storms on the way #codrought #cowx

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Jeff Tucker/Tracy Harmon):

The winds and snow started in the San Luis Valley just after dawn Tuesday. Wind gusts reached as high as 36 mph. Volunteer spotters reported 4.1 inches of snow in Creede, 1.5 inches in Alamosa, 1.4 inches near Monte Vista and 1.5 inches near Villa Grove in Saguache County…

Monarch Mountain reported 8 inches of new snow while Salida residents reported 6 inches. Nathrop weather spotters reported 7 inches of snow. Custer County residents reported 3 to 4 inches of snow. Light snow fell throughout the day in Canon City but there was no measurable accumulation.

From the National Weather Service Pueblo office:

Wednesday will be a less windier day, but still chilly across southeastern Colorado. Expect a few mountains snow showers through the day with light accumulations expected. Temperatures will be in the mid 30s’ and low 40’s across the San Luis Valley, eastern plains, and I-25 corridor. Expect teens and 20’s in the higher elevations. By the end of the week..temperatures will rebound into the 50s and 60s once again.

From the National Weather Service Grand Junction office:

The low pressure system that brought the unsettled weather of late will exit the area early this morning, although scattered snow showers will linger over the mountains of Colorado today. Another disturbance seen off the Pacific Northwest Coast will push through Thursday and Thursday night bringing another round of precipitation, including several inches of mountain snowfall. Temperatures will be well below normal the next two days, with freeze warnings for central and southern sections of the region where the growing season has already begun. An extended period of unsettled weather is expected Saturday through early next week, with rain, snow, and windy conditions at times.

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