Mountain Weather 12/9/2016

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/09/2016

Our appetizer of a storm developed mid afternoon yesterday and steady snowfall accumulated nicely across our forecast area. Snow will taper off as the day wears on, but Saturday afternoon looks promising. Temperatures are not normally a big talking point, but warmer Pacific air has overrun our arctic blast and temperatures are sitting 20-30º warmer, than yesterday at 5am.

For today, look for skies begin to break midday, snow to subside, and west-southwest winds to remain light. Our next push of moisture arrives early Saturday afternoon, and looks like a solid upper cut to Elk Mountains.