Mountain Weather 12/10/15

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 12/10/2015

High level clouds and winds will increase under westerly flow ahead of an incoming Pacific system bringing deep moisture. Favorable jet dynamics and a cold front are forecasted to stall over northwest Colorado, leaving us out of the bulls-eye for Friday’s snowfall. The influences of the jet won’t miss us though, with strong to extreme alpine winds at the front end of this system. The cold front then pivots through the Elk Mountains on Friday night, boosting snowfall and pushing our snowfall totals closer to a foot on Saturday in favored locations. A transitory ridge follows behind on Sunday, bringing a lull in weather before another system arrives Monday, bringing continued snowfall.