Mountain Weather

Date: 12/14/2016

A skiff of snow fell overnight. A stationary front is parked just north of our forecast area, inhibiting favorable dynamics for snowfall. As moisture deepens through the day under west-southwest flow, we should see a couple inches of accumulation, favoring the Elk Divide to the northeast of town. Gusty alpine winds will accompany any new snow. Get excited for a powdery weekend ahead. A trough tapping into warm Pacific moisture approaches the Elks on Thursday. The first phase of the storm on Friday will be unusually warm, with the rain/snow line creeping near or above our valley floor. A strong cold front boosts dynamics and brings better snowfall production to all elevations on Friday night. Upwards of two feet of snow could accumulate by Saturday.