Mountain Weather 12/5/2016

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 12/05/2016

Clouds began increasing late yesterday afternoon with overcast skys last night, allowing for a frost free windshield this morning and warmer overnight temps than yesterday. Winds also began increasing as we are looking at a blustery couple of days coming up. From now through Wednesday, the jet stream will be sagging south and building a trough of low presser while allowing cold arctic air to descend south. This system will favor Northern Colorado as they begin accumulating some snow today. We may see a couple inches in the mountains north of Crested Butte today, but really we’re waiting for a better shortwave trough to spread snow across Colorado on Tuesday Night. Wednesday will bring a drying trend into Thursday. As this cold are begins to descend into our area tonight, be prepared for the coldest temperatures of the season on Wednesday and Thursday morning.