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Weatherblog: Sitting in Splitsville

Dry forecast through middle of next week

A split storm track persists, with little snow in the outlook for Summit County, but good bands of moisture across Texas, which really needs the rain.

By Bob Berwyn

SUMMIT COUNTY — It looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer for some decent snow, as the next storm system on the horizon is once again set to split, with most of the energy moving north and south of Colorado, with a dry forecast through the middle of next week.

The current storm continues to favor the San Juans, with another 8 inches reported at Purgatory and Wolf Creek the past 24 hours and 16 inches at Silverton Mountain. The snowfall came as far north as Snowmass, which reported 6 inches of new snow Wednesday morning.

The 48-hour torm totals for the San Juans — where the backcountry avalanche danger is high — include 16 inches at Purgatory and 14 inches at Wolf Creek, where the base is now a healthy 58 inches. Continue reading

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Weather: Brrrrrrrr!

A storm centered over Colorado dropped almost 3 feet of snow at Wolf Creek during the weekend.

Arctic air brings low temps below zero; mostly dry weather forecast through next weekend

By Bob Berwyn

SUMMIT COUNTY — Our vaunted La Niña continues to behave more like her big brother this year, with a persistent split-flow  that has dumped copious amounts of snow in Canada and looped the southern branch of the jet stream far down into Southern California and the southwestern deserts.

The weekend storms ended up dropping plenty of snow around Colorado — just not in Summit County. Storm totals ending Sunday afternoon include:

  • Wolf Creek: 30 inches
  • Echo Mountain: 18 inches
  • Silverton: 13 inches
  • Purgatory: 9 inches
  • Steamboat: 9 inches
  • Telluride: 8 inches
  • Sunlight: 6.5 inches
  • Aspen Mountain: 6 inches
  • Vail: 10 inches
  • Beaver Creek: 7 inches Continue reading
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