Mountain Weather

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/22/2016

Today will start with scattered clouds and quickly move to overcast skies with increasing wind. The first flakes should fall in the higher elevations around noon today. We will still have good northwesterly winds, but the jet support is not looking quite as ideal as previous model runs. What looked like a direct hit with the “left front quadrant” jet support, now looks a bit too far south and west of the Elks for greater enhancement. Temperatures are a bit on the warm-side (-5ºC), but still look good for dendritic snow growth around 10,000ft and above (ridgetop), especially late tonight when -10ºC air sinks into central Colorado. Snow totals look to be in the 3-6” range for most of our forecast area, with the mountains west of Crested Butte seeing close to 10” possible.