Mountain Weather 1/5/2017

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

 Date: 01/05/2017

Snow will continue today as a very slow moving cold front with associated heavy snow and wind sinks southward into the central Colorado Rockies and stalls over the Elk Mountains. As that cold front moves through, snowfall rates will spike, and visibilities may drop significantly. Behind the front, colder, drier air moves in, shutting off the tropical moisture tap, and leaving gradually clearing skies and frigid air for tomorrow.

Dry weather will be short-lived with another minor disturbance moves into our area Saturday, then more active weather fed by more fish tacos (Baja style) arrives Sunday afternoon as a closed low develops off the Mexican coastline, and ejects into the desert southwest.  This system will combine with westerly flow from the Gulf of Alaska for another doozy.