Mountain Weather 12/15/15

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/15/2015

The closed low that is responsible for our current weather has moved over Colorado and is about to start its journey up to the Great Lakes. Our best shots for enhanced snowfall have mostly passed, with Irwin doing ok, but we just missed out on a better band of snow to our north, where Snowmass is waking up to about 12” this morning. Available moisture is now starting a drying trend but Colorado is transiting to northwest flow behind this low. This is a more favorable orographic flow for us. So today we should see continued light snowfall with accumulating snow mostly west and north of Crested Butte. Then snow showers will become more scattered tonight and into Wednesday with little accumulating snow during that period.