San Juan Mountains Weather Forecast–Friday March 2, 2012–09:55
Today, but especially this afternoon northerly orographic flow will increase on the north side of the San Juan mountains. Ouray and the Uncompahgre Gorge could see a significant precipation event bringing a good shot of snow. The back side of the trough with a wind direction change from WSW to NW will push into this area on it’s journey east. Tonight residue or garbage clouds will remain producing dying snow showers as the skies begin to clear.
A warming trend beginning Saturday will continue into early next week as a ridge of high pressure builds over the region Saturday into Monday. A strong SW flow will develop ahead of the next trough dropping into the Great Basin Tuesday afternoon.