Mountain Weather 1/29/16

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 01/29/2016

A shortwave disturbance will bring a few flurries today, in advance of strong zonal flow setting up this weekend. The jet stream, laden with deep moisture, noses south across Colorado on Saturday. Flow will be out of the west-southwest, which is a favorable direction for pushing heavy snowfall across most of our forecast zone. Models continue to remain optimistic on this weekend’s storm, but aren’t coming into agreement on how big just yet. Snowfall starts in earnest around midnight tonight, with the heaviest pulse looking to crank out significant snowfall from about noon into midnight on Saturday. Look for 12” to 24” to accumulate before a lull on Sunday morning. Another pulse arrives Sunday evening. A deepening trough develops by Monday, driving continued snowy weather under less-favorable southwest flow into early next week.