Mountain Weather 1/112017

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 01/01/2017

This morning we have one low-pressure eating fish tacos down on the Baja/California border while another low pressure is eating fish sandwiches up in the northwest. These two systems are going to squeeze the pressure gradient between them with strong winds aloft and a turbulent atmosphere. Atmospheric lift and some moisture will bring us light snow showers today through tonight. Heading into Tuesday and Wednesday winds look be very strong with lots of turbulences in the atmosphere as the pressure gradients tighten and a trough forms over Colorado. So we’ll have that unsettled, turbulent atmosphere, and we just need to add moisture to see those snowfall numbers start adding up. The best chance of increased moisture arriving looks to be around Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday.