No clear guide to winter weather patterns

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — Weather forecasting has come a long way from the height of skunk cabbage or Uncle John’s achy knee. In fact, short-term forecasting is generally pretty accurate. But long-range forecasting remains imprecise, at best. Still, “when is it going to snow?” becomes a more common question this time of year. And this year, beyond the next week or so, the answer is, “We really don’t know.”Starting with the short term, it looks like parts of Colorado’s western Rocky Mountains may see some small accumulations of snow this week.The National Weather Service office in Grand Junction and OpenSnow.com meteorologist …

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