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Brrr: Cold front barreling into region

STEVE LEWIS/ Durango Herald

Senior Tajid Person and some Durango Big Picture High School classmates gathered Friday at the Mason Center to take advantage of the warm weather. Person is the son of Mark Person and Shallah Perlman.

By Jordyn Dahl Herald staff writer

A cold front coming from the central part of Utah and northwest Colorado will cause temperatures to drop about 20 degrees in Durango over the weekend.

While there may be a few snow showers in the San Juan Mountains, none of the precipitation is expected to reach Durango, Travis Booth, a forecaster in Grand Junction for the National Weather Service, said Friday.

The high temperature today is expected to be in the mid-30s in Durango and in the teens in the San Juans. It will drop into the low-teens in Durango tonight, Booth said.

Sunday will be a few degrees warmer in the upper-30s, with temperatures returning to the mid-50s in the middle of next week.

Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort received 5 inches of snow Thursday and announced Friday it is extending weekend ski operations into April.

Daily operations will stop March 31, but the resort will be open the first weekend of April and lift tickets will be discounted to $59 for adults, said resort spokeswoman Kim Oyler. Lifts will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5-7.

The resort is still determining if weekend operations will extend past the first weekend.

Wolf Creek Ski Area has announced its closing date will be April 7.


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