Mountain Weather

Date: 03/22/2016

High and mid level clouds will continue to stream into our area ahead of the moist Pacific storm rumbling across Utah and the Great Basin today. Strong southwest winds (avg 32mph max gust 92mph at Scarp Ridge, 12,000ft) will bring warm temperatures to the Elk Mountains once again, but thicker clouds will limit daytime heating. The cold front looks to arrive just before sunset (6pm-ish). Expect a short period of heavy snow, limited visibility and shifting winds. Light snow will continue throughout the night, taper early Wednesday morning, then re-develop mid-morning. Snow accumulations look to be in the 4-8” range with higher amounts northwest of Crested Butte.