Weather Watch: Craig sees Thanksgiving snow, with more on the way
November 29, 2015
Those who were hoping for snow to kick off the holiday got their wish granted recently, and the activity may not be done yet.
Craig saw about six inches of powder in the past few days, with roughly half of the cold substance falling in the wee hours of Thanksgiving Day. Precipitation looks to continue Sunday and Monday, possibly stretching through Tuesday as the area is under a "Hazardous Weather Outlook" by the National Weather ServiceNational Weather Service..
An area of low pressure affecting eastern Utah and western Colorado has been causing much of the conditions, said Tom Renwick, an NWS meteorologist out of Grand Junction.
"It's really just kind of sitting and spinning and causing all this precipitation," he said.
Renwick estimated Northwest Colorado could see roughly two inches of snow per day Sunday and Monday, if not more, as the entire region sees an abundance of flakes.
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"Usually it's the northern people that get it or the southern, but with this it's kind of the whole forecast area," he said. "Usually these systems come in west to east, in and out, but this one has been pesky."
A western flow and some building pressure will help push out the troublesome system Tuesday through Friday, but conditions will stay chilly, more so than normal. The average high for the beginning of December is about 35, but the temperature will likely peak in the low 20s, Renwick said.
Overnight lows could go below zero, though clear skies will prevent that from happening.
Another round of snow could be in store Saturday, though indicators show it won't have the same staying power.
"It'll be a real quick system," Renwick said.