Mountain Weather December 19, 2017

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/19/2017

Today and tomorrow will be your last chances to ice skate at Long Lake or mountain bike the Lupine Trail. With two more mild days on tap, winter is finally approaching just in time for the winter solstice.
Northwest winds today will usher in some high thin clouds signaling the coming change. Tomorrow we’ll see the flow shift to the southwest bringing thickening and lowering clouds with increasing winds in front of a potent cold front on track for Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Our forecast confidence is high that we’ll see plummeting temperatures later in the week. The weather models have bounced around on snow totals. Basically, this storm won’t bring a lot of moisture, but the atmosphere is going to get rowdy for a short while. At this point, I expect we’ll see big differences in snow totals between town and the high peaks. Stay tuned…

  • Today

    High Temperature: 30
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 10, Northwest
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 15
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, West
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 30
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, gusting to 35 in PM, Southwest
    Sky Cover: Increasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0