Mountain Weather 1/2/2017

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 01/02/2017

Today’s weather will be very similar to yesterday with light snow showers and blustery southwest winds. The air circulating around the globe is being squeezed between a deep low-pressure system over the northwestern US and a shallow trough over Texas. This tight pressure gradient is bringing elevated winds and pulling in enough moisture to continue light snow showers. The WRF model gets excited with enhanced orographic snow for our western forecast area tonight, as Crested Butte looks to continue seeing similar snow showers as yesterday and tonight. Snow showers will taper briefly on Tuesday around mid-day before the main event gets going early Wednesday morning. Increased moisture is pulled into the area and lasts through the day as we see snow intensities ramp up and produce the best 12hr snow totals for the week. Colorado will remain under this unsettled westerly flow through the week with a brief break in the weather looking to happen around Friday.