Mountain Weather

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/22/2017

Just as I was beginning to think we had all been naughty, and this storm was our equivalent to coal in the ol’ stocking…the stalled cold front limped its way over the West Elks and gave us the much anticipated snowfall. Look for a few clouds to hang over the high peaks this morning, before that cold, dry arctic air briefly takes hold before high and mid level clouds stream into the central mountains ahead of another storm set to reach Colorado late tonight, and last through tomorrow. Winds should remain light this morning, then steadily increase throughout the afternoon. Temperatures will struggle to break the mid teens, especially at higher elevations. There remains some uncertainty with the trajectory of this storm arriving tonight, forecasted to impact the northern mountains a bit more, but a shift of the jet south will tilt more favored snow totals our direction. Yet another storm is lining up for Rudolph’s voyage Christmas Eve. Maybe we have been good after all?

  • Today

    High Temperature: 20
    Winds/Direction: 5-15/WNW
    Sky Cover: Decreasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0″
    Elkton Snow: 0″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 10
    Winds/Direction: 10-20/WNW
    Sky Cover: Increasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0-1″
    Elkton Snow: 0-1″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 25
    Winds/Direction: 15-25/W
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 4-6″
    Elkton Snow: 4-6″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2-4″