Chinooks bringing in much warmer weather

Posted at 9:01 AM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 11:01:21-05

Very fast moving air aloft is blowing across the mountains and compressing as it decreases in height and spills into the Plains.

This compressed air is very warm and fast moving, so very high winds are expected across the Rocky Mountain front and the Plains.

Gusts have already been clocked at 98 MPH in Deep Creek (along the Rocky Mountain Front) and will continue to gust close to 100 MPH today.

The rest of the Plains can expect gusts up to 65 MPH at times.

A High Wind Warning is in effect for the areas highlighted in gold below:

High Wind Warning
High Wind Warning

The windiest time of day is forecast to be this evening into tomorrow morning.

This air dropping in along the Front is also very warm, so we will stay warmer these next few days with the possibility of snow pack melt off along the Front and into the Plains.