Mountain Weather 12/05/15

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/05/2015

A fast moving trough and associated cold front are passing over the Elk Mountains this morning, bringing light snowfall and colder air in its wake. Winds are light out of the southwest early this morning, and will swing around to the northwest as this system passes, spurring additional orographic snowfall. A few more inches could accumulate by the afternoon. A short-lived ridge clears and dries out the atmosphere tonight, before zonal flow sets up next week, bringing a series of disturbances, the first of which arrives on Tuesday morning.