Mountain Weather 11/22/16

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 11/22/2016

A deepening trough crossed Colorado Monday night and is now closing off over the Kansas border early Tuesday morning. This relatively warm and moist system brought the Elk Mountains 3-8″ overnight. Moisture wrapping from the northwest on the tail of this system will fuel a few more inches of snow this morning in the favored Paradised and Kebler areas, under moderate alpine winds. Snowfall winds down through the day as a weak and transient ridge approaches from the West. Wednesday will be a beautiful day in the mountains, with light winds, only a few high clouds, and temperatures warming into the 30’s. A shortwave passing to our north will bring a fresh shot of snow on Thanksgiving Day, but not much deeper than your pile of mashed potatoes.