Mountain Weather

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/23/2016

Well, we got skunked. Despite modern forecasting, sophisticated weather models and interpretation…sometimes there are still surprises. The 120 knot jet stayed to our west, bringing north to northeast flow aloft, not ideal orographics for snow production. Monarch however, is reporting 15” new this morning, an example of an area that does well with easterly winds. Look for clearing skies today and an increase of wind this afternoon as the tail end of the jet streak slides overhead. Looking ahead, Sunny skies from now until forever…or at least until March.