Mountain Weather February 19, 2015

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/19/2015

Another beautiful, sunny day with some increasing high clouds is in store for today, but let’s jump ahead to the real excitement – this weekend. A shortwave from the Pacific Northwest dives across the Northern Rockies on Friday. Clouds thicken overnight, and snowfall kicks off sometime late Friday afternoon as the associated cold front marches north to south across the state. A reinforcing wave arrives on Saturday, contributing to a prolonged period of snowfall through Sunday. Model runs keep pushing the snowfall further east of us, and its looking like a ruler will suffice for the Elk Mountains, whereas a yardstick might be more useful for a few lucky spots on or east of the Continental Divide. A closed low splits west off of the trough on Sunday, with potential for continued snowfall through Monday.