Mountain weather forecast for Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Date: 02/07/2015

Another warm one in store today, with in increase of high cloudiness this afternoon as a weakening disturbance crosses extreme northern Colorado tonight. The northernmost portion of our forecast area may sneak a few flurries, but any snow shouldn’t amount to much. Our depressing pattern of high pressure looks to reinforce itself once again after a weakening midweek storm clips the central mountains…

Mountain Weather for Friday, February 6th, 2015

Date: 02/06/2015

Now this is getting weird…another day of near record warmth for most of Colorado, and the normally frigid Gunnison valley is no exception. High temperatures today will soar into the 50s today with light westerly winds and thin cirrus will enhance that solar intensity. Temperatures will cool tomorrow a bit ahead of a weakening push of Pacific moisture that may spur a few orographic snow showers late Saturday afternoon and evening. Otherwise…our next chance for significant snow is next week.

Mountain Weather February 5, 2015

Date: 02/05/2015

Some high cirrus clouds will stick around this morning as high pressure develops and drier air moves into the region. We will return to unseasonably warm temperatures again over the next two days, A series of Pacific waves will break down the ridge starting Friday night, bringing cooler temperatures and a chance for light snowfall.

Mountain Weather February 4, 2015

Date: 02/04/2015

The Steamboat area is the only part of the state that caught snowfall last night. Unfortunately, the last few model runs have trended today’s snowfall further north with smaller accumulations for the Elk Mountains compared to yesterday’s models. With plenty of Pacific moisture being channeled into the northern part of the state under a northwest flow and improved dynamics arriving mid-morning, we could still pick up a few inches today in the favored parts of the zone around Paradise Divide and Schofield Pass. High pressure builds Thursday bringing dry and mild conditions through Friday.

Mountain Weather February 3, 2015

Date: 02/03/2015

Another moist pulse under Northwest flow will drop a couple more inches of snow this morning followed by a short lull this afternoon. A significant shortwave slides into Colorado this evening into Wednesday, with a jet streak nosing into north/central Colorado tonight bringing gusty winds. Models are indicating the brunt of the action stays north of I-70, but this is the type of pattern where we might see a few inches in town and get surprised by a foot at Schofield or Kebler Pass. Fingers are crossed, snow dance moves unleashed. By Thursday, the high pressure ridge amplifies, driving the storm track north and east, bringing warmer and dry weather into the weekend.

Mountain Weather February 2, 2015

Date: 02/02/2015

Northwest flow has set up over northern Colorado where several disturbances will impact that area over the next few days. We’ll be more on the fringe of these weather systems but should still see snowfall during this period. This snowfall will mostly be west of Crested Butte due to westerly and northwesterly orographic lift. Things are not looking so good after Wednesday so let’s not talk about that yet. I’m just hoping that February lives up to its name and brings us some bigger winter storms!

Mountain Weather February 1, 2015

Date: 02/01/2015

The southern Low Pressure System responsible for our resent snow has moved off for tacos in Western Mexico. We’ll see dry weather today with increased winds. Heading into next week, northwest flow will bring small disturbances to Northern Colorado. We’ll be on the fridge of this weather and will be hoping to eek out some orographic snowfall for Monday through Wednesday.

Mountain Weather for Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Date: 01/31/2015

This Baja moisture has added a bit of spice into our forecast with continued upwelling of Pacific moisture into our area. Light snow should continue through midday before retreating southward. Winds and temperatures should stay similar to what we saw yesterday, light winds from the south, possibly switching to the N-NW later today with temperatures in the upper 20s to low 30s. Looking ahead, a few more disturbances may give us a few inches here and there, but no major pattern change is expected over the next 7-14 days..

Mountain Weather for Friday, January 30th, 2015

Date: 01/30/2015

A wobbling low pressure system near Baja will surge moist Pacific air northward today and tonight before high pressure from the north pushes drier, but not colder air, back into the area tomorrow evening. That pesky ridge over the west coast of California attempts to entrench itself once again but small, fast moving disturbances may give a few inches early next week.

Mountain Weather January 29, 2015

Date: 01/29/2015

Moisture streaming in from the southwest ahead of a closed low will keep mid to upper level cloud cover overhead for most of the day, under mild and calm conditions. Moisture deepens on Friday as the low moves onshore. With the favorable dynamics staying south, and a relatively warm system, we aren’t looking at a homerun with this one, but hopefully a base hit with 3-7″ in the mountains by sunset on Saturday. Flow shifts to a dryer northwest direction on Saturday afternoon and pushes the moist air out to our south.