Mountain Weather

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 03/22/2017

Warm, moist southwest flow will bring a mix of sun and clouds today ahead of a Pacific trough digging towards the California/Baja coast. Snow showers will kick off mid-day on Thursday as good upper-level support combine with deep Pacific moisture. The trough closes off Thursday night as it approaches southern Colorado, complicating the forecast. A disorganized cold front looks to accompany this closing trough on Thursday evening, fueling additional snowfall and shifting flow to the northwest. The movement of the low becomes harder to pin down on Friday, and models continue to waffle over the finer details of the storm. Our latest high-resolution WRF point forecasts show about 5-6″ of snow by Friday for Taylor and Star Pass, with strong northerly winds easing through the day on Friday.