Mountain Weather 2/18/2016

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/18/2016

Batten down the hatches. We are in for some significant winds today at the front end of a fast-moving low pressure system moving on shore this morning. Winds have already mixed out the temperature inversions in the upper valley, with temperatures near 40 this morning in Crested Butte and remaining in the mid to upper 30’s in the mountains. We could see spotty snow showers today, but accumulating snowfall will mostly hold off until this evening, when a cold front pushes through just after sunset. A quick 1-4″ to should accumulate with frontal passage, and winds decreasing in its wake. Drier zonal flow sets up for the weekend.