December 8, 2014 Weather

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/08/2014

Well, if its not going to snow any time soon at least the weather is going to be nice. High thin cirrus clouds will likely be overhead today and tomorrow. The general weather trend through Friday is warm above average temperatures with partly cloudy or mostly sunny skies. Isn’t that exiting!? Forecast models are showing a weather system developing for our area next weekend and we’ll certainly be looking into the details as they develop.

December, 7 2014

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/07/2014

Lingering high clouds will continue today as we wait for a small disturbance to move out of northern Colorado. A ridge of high pressure will be moving into our area tonight leading to dryer weather on Monday. The fallowing work week will see continued mostly dry weather and above average temperatures. Late next week is a bit far out to trust weather forecasts, but they are currently suggesting a change in the weather pattern. So we’ll just put all our eggs in that basket and say bring on some change!

Weather Forecast for Saturday, December 6th

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/06/2014

A fast moving, disorganized system with a great deal of moisture will track across our area this afternoon and evening, dropping a quick hit of wet snow before moving eastward. On Sunday, and into early next week, the building high pressure will not shut out all moisture, allowing little scraps of sheared Pacific energy to cause a stray flurry and bring increased cloudiness at times across our area mountains. Late next week, the jet stream pushing potent winter storms into the Pacific Northwest looks to nose farther inland and could bring snow to our area.

Weather Forecast for Friday, December 5th

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/05/2014

After seeing mid level moisture 200% of normal for the past several days, the Elk mountains should dry out today, and feel less like the Pacific Nortwest as weak ridging takes hold, and allows some sunshine and blue skies. Look for clouds to decrease this morning, with temperatures remaining mild and winds generally light.

On Saturday, its possible the higher elevations will see light snow develop after sunset, but nothing to call in sick for. Maybe a few inches if we are lucky, but the meager rations will continue, before high pressure and temperatures 5-10 degrees above normal take hold into next week. Woof.

December 4, 2014

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/04/2014

Another tropical disturbance originating near Baja will be surging to our south. The San Juans will catch the brunt of this one, and our Elk Mountains will be lucky to pick up a few inches of wet snow. A ridge builds over the Great Basin on Friday, shifting the flow to the northwest under a drying atmosphere. The next Pacific trough arrives this weekend. Stay tuned.

December 4, 2014

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/04/2014

Another tropical disturbance originating near Baja will be surging to our south. The San Juans will catch the brunt of this one, and our Elk Mountains will be lucky to pick up a few inches of wet snow. A ridge builds over the Great Basin on Friday, shifting the flow to the northwest under a drying atmosphere. The next Pacific trough arrives this weekend. Stay tuned.

December 3, 2014

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/03/2014

A conveyor belt of tropical moisture is streaming over Colorado under southwest flow. Despite high moisture amounts, some other ingredients needed for big snowfall amounts are lacking. The first pulse of moisture is passing overhead early this morning uneventfully. The next push is crossing Southern Utah and Arizona early this morning and looks to be a better snowfall producer. We should see light snowfall by midday as it moves into the Elk Mountains, with a few inches of accumulation, potentially more at the highest elevations. The next wave looks to arrive Thursday evening, bringing another round of snowfall before clearing on Friday.

December 2, 2014

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/02/2014

A warm, moist Pacific system is moving onshore this morning. We’ll see clouds thickening and lowering through the day ahead of it. Although the system is packing unusually high amounts of moisture, mountain snow accumulations are forecasted to be relatively low because atmospheric lift is hurting. Moisture will continue advecting over the Elk Mountains through the week, bring continued pulses of snow.

December 1, 2014

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/01/2014

Weather Summary: A weak disturbance over our area will finish up snowfall this morning as it moves off to our east. Skys will be clearing throughout the day as we move back into more mostly clear and warm weather for Tuesday. Wednesday, a warm and moist system will move into our area on Southwest flow. More aspects of this system need to line up before we can accurately estimate snowfall but around 3-5” by Thursday for our mountains would be a start.

November 30, 2014

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 11/30/2014

Forecast Discussion: Another mild day in store as a cold front stalls to our north. A weak disturbance will pass through the mountains this evening bringing light showers. On Monday morning, A high pressure ridge will rebuild over the Great Basin, driving warmer and drier air into the area. The next disturbance looks to arrive on Wednesday.

Today

High Temperature: 28° – 33°
Wind Speed: 10 – 20, Gusting to 30
Wind Direction: SW
Sky Cover: Increasing clouds
Snow: 0″

Tonight

Low Temperature: 17° – 22°
Wind Speed: 10 – 20, Gusting to 30
Wind Direction: SW
Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
Snow: 0″ – 2″

Tomorrow

High Temperature: 25° – 30°
Wind Speed: 10 – 20
Wind Direction: SW, W
Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
Snow: 0″ – 1″