Mountain Weather 4/4/2017

Date: 04/04/2017

Our last spring storm for a little while is currently tracking through northern New Mexico, on it’s way to Oklahoma. If you look outside the Gunnison Valley, you’ll see overnight reports of several inches of snow throughout western Colorado, while around our neighborhood we picked up only a trace in town, one inch at Irwin and two inches in Taylor Park.

As this system moves further east today and closes off, our chances for snow will dwindle. Today, look for a few last gasps from this storm before noon, possibly with a spurt or two of moderate snowfall, followed by a drying trend taking hold this afternoon that will last until the weekend.

The one caveat with this storm is that the weather models are all over the place and there is a low probability of picking up close to a foot along the crest of the Elk Range. If you’re headed to the high country keep in mind the possibility of a brief intense squall later this morning.