Mountain Weather

Date: 03/21/2017

Another unseasonably warm and beautiful day in the Elk Mountains: today looks like the culmination of our 2-week corn harvest. Clouds begin streaming in this afternoon ahead of a moisture-laden Pacific trough. The trough moves onshore near Baja and is forecasted to close off over the 4-corners region towards the end of the week. Grand Traversers keep your fingers crossed: This pattern doesn’t typically produce big snow numbers or post storm winds in the Elk Mountains. My early prediction for storm totals on Thursday through Friday are in the 4-8″ range, although our first look at some high resolution models are calling for 12″ at Star Pass.