Mountain Weather 3/14/2016

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 03/14/2016

Strong winds (especially above 11,000ft), and occasional snow showers will be the theme for today’s weather. Colorado is under westerly flow with an incoming storm that will favor northern Colorado. The Central Mountains are on the southern edge of forecasted snowfall but we should still accumulate a few inches of new snow by tomorrow. Snow showers look to pick up late this afternoon and into tonight, as colder air starts pushing into Colorado from the northwest. This cold front will help snow accumulations across our forecast area, but at the same time available moisture looks to start drying out. So we’ll have to rely more on local orographics which will lead to better snow accumulation in the mountains west/north of crested butte. Snow showers will taper on Tuesday but we’ll continue to see partly cloudy skys and occasional snow showers into Wednesday.