Mountain Weather for Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Date: 12/20/2014

Christmas looks to be arriving early as high clouds continue to increase as moisture begins to stream into our area ahead of a prolonged winter storm set to arrive this afternoon and into the evening. Models suggest that the jet streak that was going to be enhancing the snowfall for areas near Steamboat, will sag farther south, putting central Colorado, including the Elk Mountains, in the bullseye for this major winter storm. Expect high winds and near blizzard conditions especially near treeline through Monday. Storm total look to range between 1-2 feet, with higher amounts possible.