Mountain Weather 11/28/2016

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 11/28/2016

There will be a break in the weather this morning as last night’s larger scale lift breaks down. We’ll still be sitting under northwest flow so clouds and some very light snow showers may continue in the mountains west of Crested Butte. The next wave of energy looks to arrive around mid-day. Snow showers should develop over the entire forecast area, but this wave will again favor the western and northern boundaries of our forecast area, thanks to northwest flow and orographics. Today’s total snow accumulations across the forecast area don’t look to impressive, especially compared to yesterday. Though I’ll put some higher numbers in the forecasted snow totals as orographics could really bump those snow numbers up in the favored Kebler Pass and Paradise Divide zones.
Mostly cloudy skys will persist on Tuesday with only a few lingering snow showers. The Crested Butte Area and further east will likely be mostly dry, while orographic will keep some snow showers going in those orographically favored area. Wednesday through Friday will see a continued drying weather pattern.