Mountain Weather 1/30 2017

Date: 01/30/2017

A dominant high-pressure ridge over the western US will continue to keep us in dry weather this week. Northwesterly winds will become more westerly as the jet stream both flattens out and drops south. We’ll see winds pick up a few times this week when that jet stream sags over Colorado. A few shortwaves moving through the flow may bring us a change in the weather at the end of the week, but these mostly look north of our area. This morning we have cold valley inversions again with 11,000ft temperatures in the upper teens to low twenties. Those valley temperatures will rebound nicely again later today.