Mountain Weather

Date: 01/11/2017

The jet stream and associated zonal flow are transporting deep Pacific moisture into the West this morning. The largest plume is tracking to our north across Northern Utah this morning, while the other is steering towards the 4 corners region and into the Elk Mountains today. 6-8″ fell last evening and we are in a brief lull early this morning before snowfall begins to intensify today. This system does not look as intense as some of our recent pulses, but we’ll see today’s snow totals approaching a foot by sunset. Winds will increase through the day and peak around sunset, as a disorganized cold front sags south. A closed low dives south along the California/Baja coast line steering unsettled, but less intense weather our way the rest of the week.