Mountain Weather 12/5/2017

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/05/2017

The little storm that blew is now well in our rearview mirror, having left behind seasonably chilly temps and not much else. In the short term, we can expect light North winds, clear skies and growing inversions, meaning warmer temps up high and colder temps in the valley floors as the cold air sinks.
Looking further ahead, we’re in for a dry spell. Or as the National Weather Service put it, the high pressure now covering the western US “spells doom for Pacific moisture reaching inland.” Long-range weather models show this giant deflector shield in the sky protecting us from any pesky snowflakes for at least the next week. Looking towards this weekend, as Emperor Palpatine of Star Wars said: “Oh, I’m afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive.”