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Monday, December 8, 2008

Here Comes Winter

After a mild, mostly sunny weekend, that produced a thin crust in the Colorado mountains (think dangerous avalanche potential later!), more snow is on the way. The National Weather Service has issued an Advisory for 4-8 inches on the Grand Mesa Monday night through Tuesday noon. Thereafter scattered showers Tuesday afternoon might produce some very light accumulation, with showers ending before sunset.
Another weak Pacific disturbance brings a slight chance of snowfall Thursday-Friday. But the big news is a change of weather pattern beginning this weekend. For the last month or so, High Pressure anchored near the West Coast has forced storms to the north of Colorado. Over the weekend a trough of Low Pressure will develop over the western states, that will allow Pacific storms to ride into the central Rockies. This bodes well for some big mountain snowfall so we can open our other trails, and bring up and start to use the Lambert Foundation Snowcat. Our lift-assisted friends down at Powderhorn will be especially happy for this pattern change.
As always the latest observations and forecasts tailored for the GMNC trails are right here   

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