Mountain Weather March 18, 2015


Warm and moist air is being drawn from the low pressure system today as it moves inland from Baja. A shortwave from the northwest will provide cooler air and an increased chance of snowfall this afternoon into tomorrow, althoughy accumulations look to be light. The rain/snow line will hover near 9,500 to10,000 feet today and start to lower overnight. Conditions will dry out by Friday and Saturday.

Mountain Weather March 17, 2015

Date: 03/17/2015

Spring Break 2015 remains in full effect today, with mountain temps climbing from 30’s this morning to the high 40’s or low 50’s. The large scale weather pattern begins to change this afternoon. The low pressure system that has been parked off of Baja for the last week will move inland, bringing warm, moist air overhead. A shortwave dropping from northwest tonight will bring more lift and colder temps to help kick off the potential for snowfall. Additional energy and moisture will boost the chance for snow Wednesday night into Thursday. This system is complex and we might get surprised, but it doesn’t look too exciting for snowfall accumulations,

Mountain Weather March 16, 2015

Date: 03/16/2015

High pressure will continue to dominate today with mostly clear sky and above average afternoon temperatures. We’ll start seeing changes in the weather tomorrow afternoon and into Wednesday as a low pressure over Baja spins warm moisture into Colorado. Unfortunately this system looks to favor eastern Colorado and our area looks to be on the fringe of any precipitation. Slightly colder air will be moving in Wednesday night into Thursday as a weak cold front pushes this moist air south and east of Colorado.

Mountain Weather for Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Date: 03/15/2015

High pressure hangs on, and even warmer air invades the Elk Mountains. Overnight, low temperatures near and above treeline barely dipped below the freezing mark. Light winds and temperatures pushing 50ºF today will get that spring fever going in even the most diehard winter enthusiast. The swirling split flow in the Jet Stream is evolving and the storm on Tuesday is taking shape and looks to be a little more exciting than 24 hours ago… stay tuned.. Rain still looks to be a pretty good bet however..

Mountain Weather for Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Date: 03/14/2015

Even ridgetop locations are calm this morning, and temperatures have cooled off into the high teens and low 20s with overnight clearing. Yesterday, the convective snow showers fired up as predicted, but with minimal accumulations across our area. Looking ahead, the heat is on! Temperatures each day will warm under partly cloudy skies as a giant ridge of high pressure strengthens over the western United States. Westerly winds should remain light throughout today and into midweek before another warm, and weakening disturbance passes over the central Rockies on Wednesday.

Mountain Weather for Friday, March 13th, 2015

Date: 03/13/2015

The overall weather picture today looks to remain unsettled, with increasing clouds due to daytime heating and potentially producing a few quick inches of snow across the higher terrain. The weather outlook for the weekend, and beyond, looks unseasonably warm as the dreaded “Rex Block” high pressure sets up over the western United States. Our next chance of precipitation, (note I did not say snow..) looks to be late next week. Grease those bike chains!

Mountain Weather March 12, 2015

Date: 03/12/2015

A broad trough is streaming Pacific moisture into Colorado this morning. The main dynamic forcing element for this system is afternoon convection, similar to summer thunderstorms, so snow showers will arrive this afternoon and intensify tonight. Passing cells could drop a quick 1″-3″ or so in some areas, and completely miss others. Trailing shortwave energy will keep weather unsettled into Saturday, before mild and dry weather takes hold by Sunday.

Mountain Weather March 11, 2015

Date: 3/11/15

Another balmy day is in store for you Vitamin D lovers. High clouds will increase this afternoon ahead of a weak storm pushing across the Great Basin. A cool front aided by afternoon convection could produce some spotty showers tomorrow afternoon into Friday, without much for accumulations. High pressure returns for the weekend.

Mountain Weather for Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Date: 03/10/2015

Temperatures range from the low teens to 20s this morning, and light northwest winds blow at ridge top, as another day of tranquil spring-like weather is on tap again today. Temperatures will climb a few degrees higher than yesterday, with some convective cumulus forming this afternoon. A small, weakening weather system will spread over the area Thursday, but minimal snow accumulations are expected. High pressure re-establishes itself for the weekend and beyond.

Mountain Weather March 9, 2015

Date: 03/09/2015

Today is going to be clear, sunny and warm. Some states are having their spring break right now and if they’re in Colorado they’re going to love the weather as high temps increase each day as we head into the weak. For us powder starved CB peeps, we’ll have to wait until another week to get our fix. Chances of snow increase on Thursday and Friday but right now the storm doesn’t look to impressive.