Mountain Weather 12/26/16

Date: 12/26/2016

Yesterday’s arrival of a cold front and westerly orographics really kicked off high snow accumulations in favored areas like the Ruby Range. While Crested Butte still did well, this was the first storm this season that delivered a large difference in snow accumulation like this as many of the previous storms have been on the southern track. This morning we remain in westerly flow with enough moisture upstream and a weak disturbance to our north, to continue seeing some light snow showers and clouds mostly in the mountains west of Crested Butte. Clouds should start decreasing by mid-day as we head into clear and dry weather for Tuesday. Winds will also ease today. The next storm will just brush northern Colorado starting Tuesday night. We’ll see increased winds and clouds and now snow accumulations this far south.