Mountain Weather 1/22/2017

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 01/22/2017

Most of the Crested Butte area got skunked by Saturdays anticipated snowfall, but Irwin came in a big winner again with orographic snow showers adding up overnight. Today we have a temporary ridge building that will dry out the weather and even let the sun shine for a bit. This will be short lived as we see increasing clouds this afternoon ahead of a good looking storm for Sunday night into Monday. Moisture is streaming in from the west southwest, with several lifting mechanism such as a strong overhead jet. Everything should combine for a strong winter storm with increased winds. Snow showers should continue into Tuesday and possibly even Wednesday Morning. Adding up to up to a couple feet of new snow.