Mountain Weather

Date: 01/31/2016

You can thank the central Pacific for that faint smell of pineapples as powder rides up and over your head today. The firehose of moisture pointed directly at the Elk and West Elk Mountains overnight will continue today as the storm evolves into more of a closed low, and flow swings from the northwest to the southwest. This will re-energize snow production and give us our larger, more significant push of snowfall. Model numbers vary for total snow, but this storm and its second slug of moisture looks to leave the Crested Butte backcountry with 2-4 feet of snow by Monday evening, accompanied by strong westerly winds and temperatures in the low to mid 20s.