Mountain Weather 2/23/2017

Date: 02/23/2017

The Crested Butte mountains will see a few inches of snowfall accompanied by strong winds today as a weakening cold front slides across our area. This system lacks much moisture, however, favorable orographics in a W-NW flow, as well as strong cold air advection could have ingredients of a surprise storm in the Kebler and Schofield Pass areas. Temperatures will steadily fall throughout the day and will not recover for several days. Looking ahead, we may enjoy a colder, snowier period lasting through much of next week.