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Snow projected to continue through tonight, schools closed today

Pagosa Country’s current snowstorm, with 3 to 5 inches expected today (Friday), is projected to continue through tonight, with some closures reported.

All Archuleta School District schools will be closed today, Friday, due to current weather and unsafe road conditions. School activities are cancelled today.

Additionally, Seeds of Learning is closed.

Town of Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County offices will open normally.

The current storm is expected to taper off tonight, with only a 30 percent chance of snow Saturday, according to the National Weather Service forecast for Pagosa Springs.

Today, however, is a different story, according to the NWS.

A blizzard warning is in effect for Wolf Creek Pass until 6 p.m.

According to the Winter Storm Warning currently in effect for Pagosa Springs, strong winds and heavy snow are predicted to produce periods of whiteout conditions throughout the morning.

Winds are expected to be from the west southwest at 15 to 20 mph, becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Total snow accumulation expected today is 3 to 5 inches.Today’s high is predicted to be near 23 degrees, with wind chill values as low as -10 degrees.

Tonight, snow is likely, mainly before 8 p.m., and tonight’s low is predicted to be around -6 degrees. New accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.

Saturday holds a 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 9 a.m., breaking off to partly sunny skies and a high near 14, with wind chill values as low as -20 degrees.

 

This story was posted on January 11, 2013.