Mountain Weather 11/27/15

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 11/27/2015

A closed low pressure system bobbling around to our West will continue to keep our area under southwest flow. This system lacks deep moisture, but enough moisture at the surface should allow a few scattered snowfall showers to pass through. Some enhanced lift will spin around the low pressure and pass up through Western Colorado later this afternoon and this evening. If the Central Mountains get a piece of this Vorticity, we’ll hopefully see some enhanced snowfall and pick up a couple inches of snow. For the weekend we’re likely to only see a few more light snow showers but the track of this closed low could still vary slightly and change that outcome. Moving into next week a ridge starts to build over the Western US and we’ll see dry weather move in.

Mountain Weather 11/26/`5

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 11/26/2015

There is a closed low hanging out to our west and wobbling around between Nevada and California. Its forcasted to get bogged down with thanksgiving affairs before heading North and East of Colorado later this weekend or early next week. Unfortunately for us Central Colorado isn’t in a favorable potion with this Closed Low through the entire period. So our mountains will see cloudy skys and likely only a few snow flurries as we head into the weekend. One thing of note is that weather models are notoriously bad at forecasting the wobbly destination of Closed Lows Pressure Systems. So we could hold out a small bit of hope that she wobbles her way into a more favorable position for central Colorado, then forcasted.

Mountain Weather 11/25/15

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 11/25/2015

The closed low has moved offshore and is stalling over the Great Basin. Another unseasonably warm day is in store for today, with thickening clouds and increasing winds ahead of the system. The low drags a cold front and weak band of snow showers across our mountains tonight, but isn’t bringing much moisture with it. Unsettled weather continues into the weekend.

Mountain Weather 11/24/15

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 11/24/2015

The big question is whether we can expect powder piled as high as our stuffing and gravy this week? The much anticipated storm is currently marching south along the Pacific Coast. It closes off and stalls over Nevada through the rest of the week. We will see winds and cloud cover increase by tomorrow ahead of southwesterly flow rounding the closed low. This system doesn’t look very promising right now, lacking moisture content and favorable orographic winds for our area. We should see a few inches of snow by Thanksgiving Day, with most of the moisture concentrated to our south and east. There are hints of more excitement into the weekend, but we’re too far off with this system to pin down the details.

Mountain Weather 11/23

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 11/23/2015

Today will be very similar to the weekend, with slightly warmer temperatures above the stubborn valley inversions. If heading out later in the day, you may notice increasing westerly winds and high clouds as a slight disturbance in the dry westerly flow moves over Colorado, which will insulate from frigid lows tonight. Look for increasing clouds, precipitation, and colder temperatures later this week.

Mountain Weather 11/22

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 11/22/2015

We will see clear skies, warm sun, and a light westerly breeze near ridge top today and tomorrow as the large trough of low pressure which passed us Thursday and Friday drifts farther to our east, and high pressure builds in its wake until Wednesday.. Valley inversions will strengthen, so our coldest, most stubborn temperatures will likely be drainages. Look for our next chance of significant snow around Thanksgiving.

Mountain Weather 11/21/15

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 11/21/2015

The jet stream and associated moist northwest flow is lifting into the Dakotas, leaving us under a cold air mass and building high pressure through the weekend. Valley inversions, rebounding mountain temps, clear skies, and light winds are on the menu until the next Pacific system returns mid next week.

Mountain Weather April 5, 2015

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 04/05/2015

Warm, dry, and breezy conditions continue today under southwest flow. We’ll see this weather pattern continue into the first half of the work week as a low pressure system slowly sags south along the Pacific Coast. It moves inland on Wednesday, bringing the chance for light to moderate snowfall for the latter half of the week.

Mountain Weather April 4, 2015

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 04/04/2015

A flat ridge is developing over Colorado as a low pressure system moves inland over the Pacific Northwest. This will bring a gradual warming trend with strengthening winds over the next few days. Temperatures will be roughly 10 degrees warmer today than yesterday under clear skies. Warm and dry conditions will prevail into early next week as flow shifts to the southwest. A low pressure system moves into the Great Basin on Wednesday, producing unsettled weather later in the work week.

Mountain Weather for Monday, April 3rd, 2015

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 04/03/2015

Cold air will fill in behind yesterday’s frontal passage, and calm winds will prevail at all locations today. Tomorrow, temperatures will rebound quickly under clear skies, but should remain at, or slightly below seasonal averages. Next week looks benign, with a slight chance for precipitation mid week.