Mountain Weather 4/3/2017

Date: 04/03/2017

A fast moving shortwave trough of low pressure moved through the area overnight, dropping 3-6” of 10% density snow across the Elk Mountains. Today we will see increasing clouds throughout the day ahead of a significant storm set to produce accumulating snow late this afternoon, intensifying overnight into Tuesday. West winds are not looking all that impressive at the moment, but watch for an uptick of winds as this storm arrives. Temperatures should remain on the chilly side today, and fall throughout this storm as cold air slips down from Canada. Enjoy the snow, as a very strong ridge of high pressure, and warm temperatures look to arrive Wednesday.