Weather Forecast for Friday, December 12th

Date: 12/12/2014

One more day of dry weather until the strong Pacific storm battering California ejects eastward and brings all this mild, balmy weather to an end. Expect to see high clouds increase today and tomorrow ahead of this storm, and relish those mild temperatures until a cool, moist, fast moving system takes hold of our area mountains Saturday night into Sunday. We should be looking at 5-10 inches of snow, with potential for a bit more by Monday morning.

Weather December 11, 2014

Date: 12/11/2014

Don’t be bummed by the near-zero temperatures in town this morning. Our mountain stations are downright balmy with temps hovering near freezing and forecasted to rise into the 40’s. Inverted temps with mild mountain weather will continue through Friday. This morning, a strong Pacific trough is landing on the West Coast. As it moves inland, it will split and weaken, with a closed low tracking to our south and bringing snowfall to the Elk Mountains on Saturday evening into Sunday. Its not the most favorable pattern for this area, but we’ll take what we can get, somewhere in the ballpark of 4 to 7″.

Weather December 10, 2014

Date: 12/10/2014

Its a great day to get into the peaks. High pressure overhead will continue to bring beautiful, mild weather to the mountains, with cold air pooling in the valleys. A change in weather begins on Friday, with winds increasing ahead of a low -pressure trough moving in off of the Pacific. The details are still a little fuzzy, so cross your fingers for the ingredients to line up.

December 9, 2014

Date: 12/09/2014

Weak high pressure will continue to drive warm and dry conditions through Friday. A Pacific system will work its way over Colorado this weekend. We really need some more creativity with your snow dance routine.

December 8, 2014 Weather

Date: 12/08/2014

Well, if its not going to snow any time soon at least the weather is going to be nice. High thin cirrus clouds will likely be overhead today and tomorrow. The general weather trend through Friday is warm above average temperatures with partly cloudy or mostly sunny skies. Isn’t that exiting!? Forecast models are showing a weather system developing for our area next weekend and we’ll certainly be looking into the details as they develop.

December, 7 2014

Date: 12/07/2014

Lingering high clouds will continue today as we wait for a small disturbance to move out of northern Colorado. A ridge of high pressure will be moving into our area tonight leading to dryer weather on Monday. The fallowing work week will see continued mostly dry weather and above average temperatures. Late next week is a bit far out to trust weather forecasts, but they are currently suggesting a change in the weather pattern. So we’ll just put all our eggs in that basket and say bring on some change!

Weather Forecast for Saturday, December 6th

Date: 12/06/2014

A fast moving, disorganized system with a great deal of moisture will track across our area this afternoon and evening, dropping a quick hit of wet snow before moving eastward. On Sunday, and into early next week, the building high pressure will not shut out all moisture, allowing little scraps of sheared Pacific energy to cause a stray flurry and bring increased cloudiness at times across our area mountains. Late next week, the jet stream pushing potent winter storms into the Pacific Northwest looks to nose farther inland and could bring snow to our area.

Weather Forecast for Friday, December 5th

Date: 12/05/2014

After seeing mid level moisture 200% of normal for the past several days, the Elk mountains should dry out today, and feel less like the Pacific Nortwest as weak ridging takes hold, and allows some sunshine and blue skies. Look for clouds to decrease this morning, with temperatures remaining mild and winds generally light.

On Saturday, its possible the higher elevations will see light snow develop after sunset, but nothing to call in sick for. Maybe a few inches if we are lucky, but the meager rations will continue, before high pressure and temperatures 5-10 degrees above normal take hold into next week. Woof.

December 4, 2014

Date: 12/04/2014

Another tropical disturbance originating near Baja will be surging to our south. The San Juans will catch the brunt of this one, and our Elk Mountains will be lucky to pick up a few inches of wet snow. A ridge builds over the Great Basin on Friday, shifting the flow to the northwest under a drying atmosphere. The next Pacific trough arrives this weekend. Stay tuned.

December 4, 2014

Date: 12/04/2014

Another tropical disturbance originating near Baja will be surging to our south. The San Juans will catch the brunt of this one, and our Elk Mountains will be lucky to pick up a few inches of wet snow. A ridge builds over the Great Basin on Friday, shifting the flow to the northwest under a drying atmosphere. The next Pacific trough arrives this weekend. Stay tuned.