Mountain Weather 2/27/2017

Date: 02/27/2017

The cold part of winter has come back, now lets add the snow. Snow showers will slowly increase in intensity this afternoon before peeking Monday night. An upper-level trough of low pressure is dropping southeast to Colorado as a cold front also moves in north of us tonight. The jet stream will further add instability aloft while subtropical moisture increase from the southwest. This combination will add up to a blustery winter storm starting late this afternoon. Snowfall continues through Tuesday, before the flow aloft turns northwest on Wednesday and begins to dry out. We could look at a blanket statement 12-22” of snow out of this storm. Strong winds will also be drifting and redistributing this new snow.