Mountain Weather 12/8/2016

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 12/08/2016

Cold temperatures and light winds will headline today’s weather, as a temporary ridge of high pressure slides over the Central Rockies today before a prolonged shift to an active zonal flow (west to east) brings steady snowfall and significant accumulations from a moist Pacific tap. You may even smell pineapples.

Look for low intensity, light snowfall to develop first in the higher terrain late this afternoon, and continue overnight. By Friday morning, area mountains could see 3-6” new snow, with higher amounts possible in the Kebler and Schofield Pass areas. Ridge top winds look to range between 10-25 mph with this initial shot of snow, and temperatures should moderate over the next few days.