Mountain Weather 12/17/15

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 12/17/2015

This morning we are on the back edge of a shortwave trough that is responsible for our most recent overnight snow accumulations. By about 11am this morning our overnight totals should be in the 3-5” range for the more favored mountains west of Crested Butte. West to northwest winds looks to ramp up a little this morning as well. Snow showers look to decrease this afternoon as available moisture dissipates through the day. Friday through Saturday a shallow ridge builds bringing dryer conditions and warming high temperatures. We’ll see a return to stormy weather on Sunday.