Snow is coming this weekend for Craig

Craig Press Staff

There’s more snow on the way for Craig this weekend, but not as much as some mountainous regions of the Western Slope.

In an interview Friday with National Weather Service Meteorologist Erin Walter, NWS reports Craig can expect to see more snow starting Friday night.

“It looks like this weekend we’re going to continue to get snow up in your region. There’s an anticipated lull over this afternoon (Friday, Dec. 13) before the next wave of moisture enters our area,” Walter said. “You can expect some more showers to evolve later this evening and over night and will continue into Saturday morning. By Saturday daybreak, it should become more isolated and widespread, but there’s a chance for some convective snow showers to develop which will have a higher snowfall rate, whereas snow showers before that should be pretty low, a light, steady snow. That’ll continue through Saturday afternoon and things should start winding down Saturday night into Sunday morning.”

Walter said by Sunday, the snow will likely come to an end.

“By Sunday, it looks like things should be clearing up and you should see very little snow accumulation,” she said.

So far, Craig has seen about an inch of accumulated snow.

“It’s about an inch of snow,” Walter said. “When it’s all said by Sunday morning, you could get another two to three inches of snow in Craig with some of the higher intensity snow falls on Saturday morning into Saturday evening.”

Walter warned drivers in the area to know their routes and the weather along the way, especially for those traveling through the Western Slopes mountainous regions.

“Definitely for this weekend take a look at your local forecast before you go so you have an idea what they conditions are like in the direction you’re headed,” Walter said. “We’re here 24-7, so you can always call if you’re concerned about a route you’re taking. Be prepared for snowpack and icy conditions, especially over those mountain passes and potential closures due to accidents or just poor visibility. The biggest thing is be sure you’re aware of the conditions you’re driving into and choose a different route if possible.”

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