Mountain Weather 3/4/16

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 03/04/2016

We’ll see a mix of partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures over the next 24 hours as a weak ridge passes overhead. It now looks as though the dry and clear slot will pass overhead tonight, and clouds will begin to thicken tomorrow morning ahead of the next system, putting a damper on Saturday’s corn harvest. A large Pacific trough moves onshore on Sunday, but unfortunately it closes off and the energy splits around Colorado. Our best shot at snow is a shortwave trough leading this system. We’ll see potential for light snow showers developing on Sunday at the front end of the shortwave, followed by a boost in snowfall on Sunday night into Monday as the associated cold front sweeps through. We could see 4-8″ by Monday evening, although we’ll refine those numbers as this system gets closer.