Strong southwesterly winds blew heavy dust into town Monday from New Mexico, ahead of a low-pressure system and cold
front that could drop 3 inches of snow today.
Matthew Aleksa, meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Grand Junction office, said between 8 and
16 inches of snow could fall in the Southern San Juans, and 80 to 90 mile per hour winds are expected above treeline
throughout the day.
A winter storm warning went into effect at 6 p.m. Monday for all mountain zones in Colorado. The warning will remain in
effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Aleksa said snow could begin falling early today morning and intermittently throughout the day today, before tapering
off Wednesday morning.