Mountain Weather 1/12/2017

Date: 01/12/2017

The low pressure system off the coast of California will continue to sag toward Baja, and eventually “cut off” from the main atmospheric flow. As this low pressure slides south, it will spin one last significant plume of moisture across the desert southwest and into the central and southern Colorado mountains. This moisture will bring along warmer temperatures and bump snow lines to around 7500ft. Southwest winds will not be as strong as previous days, with speeds in the 30-40mph range at ridge top. The outlook for Friday and beyond look unsettled, with minor accumulations through the weekend. The next significant storm does loom late next week.