Mountain Weather

Date: 01/07/2017

The mercury has fallen off the thermometer this morning. Valley temps range from -25 to -35F, while mountain stations are hovering a little above zero. Thankfully, for us warm-blooded, snow-loving creatures, relief is on the way. The Pineapple Express takes aim at Colorado this next week. A warm front is moving onto the California coastline this morning. We will see increasing clouds and temperatures trending upward this afternoon and overnight as a weak and warm shortwave trough crosses the Great Basin. Valley inversions may be slow to scour out tonight, and we can look forward to light snowfall tomorrow. The favorable dynamics arrive on Monday, and we may be looking at 2 feet of snow by Monday night, with a progressive pattern continuing all week. Hope you didn’t burn all your sick days for the year already…