Mountain Weather 1/6/2016

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 01/06/2016

A very moist system is circulating through Arizona, pushing precipitation northward into Colorado this morning under southwesterly flow. The brunt of snowfall with this first system arrives to our mountains this afternoon and tonight. Without jet support, our mountains rarely do well under warm southwest flow. We should squeeze out at least a few inches, upwards of 8″ or so if we get lucky by tomorrow morning. The next system is moving onshore over California this morning. We’ll see a lull in action on Thursday before it moves over Colorado bringing more snow on Friday. Snowfall amounts don’t look too exciting at this point as the bullseye of this second pulse also stays to our south.