Mountain Weather

Date: 12/31/2016

Warm moisture is spinning out of the southwest today ahead of two closed lows lined up over Nevada and California. We should see partly to mostly cloudy skies today, but all of the precipitation will get hung up on the San Juan Mountains to our south. A shortwave trough out of the northwest merges with these lows and kicks off 2017 with light snowfall. The polar jet then sags over Colorado on Sunday night, increasing snowfall rates and dropping the mercury into midweek. Look for accumulations to approach a foot of new snow by Tuesday night.