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More snow for New Year’s

By Robert Galin Herald staff writer

National Weather Service forecasters are predicting more snow through New Year’s Eve, but this will be the last chance of any accumulation for awhile.

Weather service technician Dan Cuevas said the snow advisory that started at 3 p.m. Sunday lasts until 6 p.m. today, but there should be no significant accumulation at lower elevations.

As 2012 disappears into 2013 there could be accumulation of 3 to 5 inches in and around Durango. The storm will warm temperatures a bit with lows ranging from 15 to 25 degrees overnight.

“Things will turn cold again as the storm leaves,” Cuevas said. That means lows on Wednesday morning may go down to minus 10 at some locations, he said.

The Southwest San Juan Mountains, which includes Silverton, Rico and Hesperus could see snow accumulation of 5 to 10 inches by this morning, with another 2 to 4 inches tonight and another inch after Auld Lang Syne, Cuevas said.

Temperatures in the mountains tonight may fall to minus 5 degrees, he said.


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