Mountain Weather

Date: 04/16/2016

The strong spring storm is now centered over northern New Mexico, and will shift northeast through the day, spinning abundant moisture under southeast to easterly flow. Although this direction isn’t favorable for most of our zone, ejected pieces of storm energy should continue to bring snowfall through the day. The mountains to our east, such as Star Pass, should be favored under this unusual flow pattern, and could see snow amounts in excess of 8″ today. The low retrogrades, stalls over Colorado, and weakens into Sunday and Monday, bringing continued unsettled weather but unfavorable dynamics to the Crested Butte area.