Mountain Weather December 30, 2014

Date: 12/30/2014

Light snow and cold temperatures will continue today. A broad low-pressure trough is elongated across the southwest states, with an arctic airmass over Colorado. Winds remain mercifully light as the jet stream stays to our south. The arctic airmass moves east on Wednesday issuing out the cold temperatures. A closed low will begin moving across Arizona and New Mexico over the next few days, rotating moisture into southwestern Colorado under a South to Southeast flow. This pattern tends to be unfavorable for our mountains, but lets hope we see more than a few inches stack up by the end of New Year’s Day.