March 1, 2021 Forecast First


Say hello to my little blue friend. On a weather map, the symbol for a ridge of high pressure/high pressure system is a “Blue H”. That means the weather is mostly to totally clear, warm and dry (though cold temperatures can remain). This will be the weather pattern for the Western Slope, a warming trend as we begin the month of March.

According to the calendar, we are just 19 days away from the Spring Equinox and 13 days away from the start of Daylight Saving. The typical temperature high for GJ and Montrose this time of the year is (in degrees and respectively) 51/28 and 49/24. Expect a warming trend through Wednesday as a result of our “friend”.

Expect weather changes Thursday because a low pressure system will be moving in from California. This source region for our next storm will be mild and as a result the region will see snow falling in the High Country with a rain/snow mix early Thursday and a rain later Thursday. Southwest winds will increase prior to the arrival of this early spring storm system.

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