Mountain Weather 2/14/2016

Date: 02/14/2016

The big old ridge of high pressure responsible for our dry weather is letting moisture spill over its top today, before rebuilding Monday night and returning us to dry weather next week. Northern Colorado will start seeing snow this morning while we’ll have to wait until this afternoon to see that moisture move into the central mountains. There isn’t much instability in the atmosphere during this period so we’ll mainly be relying on orographic lift from northwest flow to produce our snow. So we’ll likely see the classic snow accumulation west of Crested Butte, with only a dusting here in town.