Mountain Weather 2/27/16

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/27/2016

The high pressure ridge that has been steering our warm, dry weather flattens today, kicking off a more progressive pattern that will bring a series of shortwave disturbances through next week. The first wave is weak and steers too far north for any snowfall, but we will see winds increase and cloud cover build this afternoon into tonight on the southern edge of this fast moving system. Any lingering clouds should quickly clear out on Sunday morning in its dry and cool wake. Monday’s wave pushes better moisture further south, but lacks the oomph from frontal and dynamic lift. We could see 3-6″ of orographic snowfall in the typical favored locations, and light accumulations elsewhere by Tuesday.