Blizzard Conditions Over the Sierra Nevada Mountains; Critical Fire Weather in the High Plains

A strong winter storm across the west is currently producing heavy mountain snow, strong/high winds, and heavy low elevation rain to parts of the Pacific Northwest, Great Basin, California and the northern/central Rockies. Impacts are expected to continue through Sunday. Across the High Plains, strong winds and dry air will support Critical to Elevated fire weather conditions through the weekend. Read More >

Current conditions at

Salida - Monarch Pass (KMYP)

Lat: 38.5°NLon: 106.32°WElev: 11893ft.

Fair and Windy

21°F

-6°C

Humidity 63%
Wind Speed W 26 mph
Barometer 30.19 in
Dewpoint 10°F (-12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill4°F (-16°C)
Last update 1 Mar 8:16 pm MST
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles SSW Garfield CO

Winter Weather Advisory March 2, 08:00pm until March 4, 05:00am
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Winter Weather Advisory
  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 16. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 25 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    then Mostly
    Clear and
    Breezy

    Low: 16 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Widespread blowing snow, mainly after 3pm. Sunny, with a high near 28. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Very windy, with a west southwest wind 30 to 35 mph increasing to 40 to 45 mph in the afternoon.

    Blowing Snow
    and Very
    Windy

    High: 28 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow, mainly after 11pm.  Widespread blowing snow. Low around 16. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Very windy, with a west southwest wind 45 to 50 mph, with gusts as high as 70 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow and
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 16 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow.  Widespread blowing snow. High near 18. Wind chill values between -5 and -10. Very windy, with a west southwest wind 40 to 50 mph, with gusts as high as 70 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Blowing Snow
    then Snow
    Likely and
    Blowing Snow

    High: 18 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Widespread blowing snow, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Windy, with a west southwest wind 30 to 35 mph decreasing to 20 to 25 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    and Blowing
    Snow

    Low: 13 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 30 percent chance of snow before 11am.  Patchy blowing snow after 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. Windy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 35 mph in the afternoon.

    Chance Snow
    and Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    High: 21 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Patchy blowing snow before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph.

    Patchy
    Blowing Snow
    and Breezy
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 13 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 22. West southwest wind around 15 mph.

    Chance Snow

    High: 22 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. West wind around 15 mph.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 13 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 16. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 25 mph.
Saturday
Widespread blowing snow, mainly after 3pm. Sunny, with a high near 28. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Very windy, with a west southwest wind 30 to 35 mph increasing to 40 to 45 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Snow, mainly after 11pm. Widespread blowing snow. Low around 16. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Very windy, with a west southwest wind 45 to 50 mph, with gusts as high as 70 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Sunday
Snow. Widespread blowing snow. High near 18. Wind chill values between -5 and -10. Very windy, with a west southwest wind 40 to 50 mph, with gusts as high as 70 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow. Widespread blowing snow, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Windy, with a west southwest wind 30 to 35 mph decreasing to 20 to 25 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of snow before 11am. Patchy blowing snow after 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. Windy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 35 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Patchy blowing snow before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 22. West southwest wind around 15 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. West wind around 15 mph.
Wednesday
Snow likely, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 23. West southwest wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday
Snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night
Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. West wind around 15 mph becoming north northwest in the evening.
Friday
Snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. North wind around 15 mph becoming west northwest in the morning.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles SSW Garfield CO
 38.49°N 106.32°W (Elev. 11565 ft)
6:33 pm MST Mar 1, 2024
8pm MST Mar 1, 2024-6pm MST Mar 8, 2024
 
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