Mountain Weather

Date: 3/12/16

A low pressure system will track across the desert Southwest today, and is already streaming moisture and mid-level clouds overhead this morning. There is a dry slot upstream of us which might offer some breaks in cloud cover this morning before the brunt of the system spreads northwards across our mountains later this afternoon. Snow totals looks to be in the 1-3″ range, but some convective cells could produce localized higher amounts. Dry air will follow in the wake of this system on Sunday. Sunday evening kicks off an extended period of moist zonal to northwest flow, supported by the jet stream. We can look forward to a foot of snow or more by mid-week.