Valley storm fails to materialize

National Weather Service predictions of one to three inches of snow in the Grand Valley by this morning turned out to be nothing more than a rumor.

Little or no snow fell overnight, prompting forecasters to cancel a winter weather advisory that was in place for the valley floors of western Colorado. Weather Service officials are still calling for a mixture of rain and snow today and the next couple of days in Grand Junction.

Heavy rain has fallen across southeastern Utah and snow is falling in the higher elevations, where a winter storm warning remains in place for the central and southern mountains. Snow totals in the last 24 hours include 15 inches and 9.5 inches on Coal Bank and Molas passes, respectively, between Durango and Silverton; 10 inches on Red Mountain Pass between Ouray and Silverton; 2.4 inches near Craig and 1.3 inches near Silt, according to the Weather Service.


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With all due respect to the folks at the National Weather Service—they have a difficult job—the forecasters seems to cry “wolf” a lot when it comes to winter storms.

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