Mountain Weather 2/12/2017

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/12/2017

The cold front arrived early last night, and with that we’ve seen a decrease in temperatures. 9,000ft low temperatures finally dipped to below freezing, after being above freezing for nearly 48 hours. A low-pressure system is being cut off from the main flow and will track to our south though Monday, while the main flow is north of Colorado. This has left us in sort of a no man’s land. We’ll see light winds today and mostly light snow showers as that low-pressure sends moisture into the area on south flow. Models are showing 5 to 7 inches for our area today, but my confidence in this is low given a south flow direction, light winds and little atmospheric lift available. After Monday we’ll see a drying trend heading into next week.