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Winter weather advisory forecasts snow in mountains

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Thursday as an incoming snowstorm could drop up to a foot of new snow in the high country of the San Juan Mountains. The National Weather Service...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storm to leave Southwest Colorado on Saturday

Snow lovers rejoice, it finally fell. Days of predicted snowfall in Southwest Colorado tapered Saturday, a storm that left about 2 inches of snow in Durango overnight when up to 8 inches were...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow slows, but doesn’t stop, hungry Durangoans

Snow may have slowed down hungry Durangoans, but it didn’t stop them from getting to the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Tonya Wales, coordinator for the event, said the La Plata County...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather Service issues first winter storm warning of season for Southwest Colorado

The first winter storm warning of the season was issued Monday for Southwest Colorado ahead of a storm that could dump a foot of snow or more in the high country north of Durango. The National...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Climate change taking toll on mountain towns

Snow patterns are changing across the world in mountain communities, and the time is now for places like Durango to adapt, said Heidi Steltzer, a Fort Lewis College professor and local climate...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Early season snowfall boosts snowpack across the Rockies

DENVER – The early season snowstorms that hit the Rocky Mountain region this fall have boosted snowpack levels between two and three times the average. A U.S. Department of Agriculture report shows...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Purgatory Resort starts making snow; opening date announced

Purgatory Resort began blowing snow this week on the heels of its third-snowiest season since it opened more than 50 years ago. Snow towers sprayed frozen mist on Purgatory’s base area Friday...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summer arrives, with forecast for snow this weekend in high country

On the first weekend of summer, snow – yes, snow – is in the forecast for the high country of the San Juan Mountains. Erin Walter, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Grand...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowpack is 3,328% above average, but there’s a catch

Yes, Southwest Colorado’s snowpack is listed at 3,328% above historic averages for this time of year. But no, that doesn’t tell the whole story about the remaining snow high in the San Juan...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring storm zaps Durango, Mancos and Cortez with snow

A spring storm brought snow Monday morning to much of Southwest Colorado, including Durango, with the wet weather expected to continue through the day. The storm delivered about 5 inches in...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm may bring wind, rain and snow to Southwest Colorado

A spring storm expected to roll in early Wednesday is forecast to bring high winds and blowing snow to Southwest Colorado. The moisture is expected to arrive early Wednesday, which will include a...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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