Mountain Weather

Date: 11/26/2016

One more pleasant day in the mountains before our pattern shifts towards active and wintery weather. Sunny skies and mild temps will give way to thickening clouds this evening, signaling the onshore arrival of a deep trough tapping into Pacific moisture and supported by the jet stream. The trough elongates over the Western U.S. and slowly migrates eastward into next week. This brings a series of strong snowfall pulses through Wednesday to the Elk Mountains that may require a yardstick to measure when all is said and done. The action kicks off Sunday morning as strong southwest flow spreads snowfall across the region accompanied by strong winds. Snowfall gets an orographic boost through the day as flow shifts towards the west. An embedded shortwave brings increased snowfall again on Monday.