Mountain Weather December 19th, 2014

Date: 12/19/2014

Scattered snow showers across the higher elevations will slowly taper off during the day as a weak ridge of high pressure temporarily builds today. Winds should remain light and highs should reach the low to mid 20s today.

This ridge will quickly be ushered out of Colorado as a developing winter storm takes aim on northern and central Colorado starting Saturday night, as moist northwest flow develops, with dynamics aided by strong upper jet support. A Winter Storm Watch has already been hoisted, and models this morning are hinting at total storm accumulations to be measured in feet, and accompanied by more wind than what we have seen over the last few weeks. Looking ahead, another storm looks to clip the Elk Mountains just in time for Rudolph.