Mountain Weather 1/27/2016

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 01/27/2016

Strong inversions are in place this morning, with Crested Butte pooling in cold air in the negative double digits. Warm air is advecting into the mountains and temps have risen to near 20 degrees at most stations. High pressure will continue to bring calm winds, mostly clear skies, and a warming trend to our mountains today. The ridge flattens by Thursday night, issuing in moisture and a weak embedded disturbance under zonal flow on Friday. This will bring increased clouds but little in the way of snowfall. A significant Pacific trough will develop over the weekend into early next week, bringing a good chance for serious snowfall. Details to come.