Mountain Weather

Date: 03/23/2016

The cold front swung through last night, dropping a quick 2-5″ across our zone. Northwest flow carrying some additional moisture is now filling in the wake of the east-bound system. Orographic snow showers should taper through the day, with the favored snowbelt picking up a few more inches, under gusty northwest winds. Unsettled but mostly dry and calmer weather carries us through Thursday as a couple of minor embed disturbances track to our north. On Friday, a stronger system drops in from the Pacific Northwest and digs out a trough across the 4-corners region. Looking ahead towards the Grand Traverse: Our first look at high-resolution models are calling for 3-5″ of snow on Friday near Star and Taylor Pass, with winds mercifully easing around midnight, and temps dropping into the single digits. These numbers will evolve as this dynamic system approaches.