Mountain Weather for Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Date: 12/22/2014

The strong pacific system with origins near Hawaii will continue to churn through Colorado today, dropping an additional 6-18″ by Tuesday morning. The strong overhead jet with dip closer to the lower levels of the atmosphere, generating vorticity and high winds at all elevations. Alpine terrain will likely see wind speeds in the 80-100 mph range and creating whiteout conditions. Winds will eventually switch to a more northerly direction this afternoon, which will cut off the moisture source, and gradually end the snowfall in most locations by the evening hours.