Mountain Weather

Date: 02/10/2017

Warm, moist southwest flow will be moving into Colorado on the tail of an exiting high pressure ridge. We’ll see cloud cover and gusty winds increase through the day under unseasonably warm temperatures as the next Pacific system takes aim. Snowfall begins around sunset, and I use that term loosely. The freezing level will be hovering near or just above town, so precipitation may fall as graupel, slop, or the R word. The mountains should pick up 5″ or so of dense snow overnight. Thankfully a cold front is forecast to swing through on Saturday, boosting cold snow production with another half foot of snow or more.