Mountain Weather December 24, 2014

Date: 12/24/2014

Throw another log on the fire. Its -13 degrees in town this morning. Warm air advection overhead of the valley inversions has already begun to lift mountain temperatures, and will cause the cloud ceiling to gradually thicken through the day. A Pacific trough works its way off of the West Coast this afternoon, splitting and closing off as it approaches Colorado. The favorable dynamics appear to steer south of us and models are trending towards a weaker storm, but we’ll still see decent snowfall on Christmas as a weak cold front arrives Thursday afternoon and the jet scoots overhead on its way south on Thursday night.