Saturday 12/13 Weather

Date: 12/13/2014

As of 6am, the much anticipated cold front is racing across the Utah desert. This north-south oriented cold front will break the 20-day long drought and bring significant snowfall to the Elk Mountains. Look for the storm to begin warm and wet, and steadily cool off throughout the weekend. South winds average 25-30 mph this morning with stronger speeds above treeline, then wind will decrease this afternoon after the cold front passage¬†around 3pm. Tonight will be the heaviest shot of snow as the winds aloft veer from southwest to westerly, funneling moisture into the Crested Butte area. Sunday we will see continued snow, with forecast models still hinting at total storm accumulations in the 8-14″ range by Monday morning.