Mountain Weather 3/6/2017

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 03/06/2017

If you didn’t notice the wind last night you must have been sleeping in a cave. Good thing it’s not trash day in Crested Butte. A low-pressure trough is pushing through Colorado with a relatively low elevation jet and strong pressure gradient bringing intense winds to the area. Early this morning at 12,000ft southwest winds were blowing 60mph and gusting to 100mph on Scarps Ridge. Unfortunately, we only got the wind last night and not the snow. This morning a cold front is pushing into the area and bringing a band of heavier snow showers. After this cold front moves in this morning, we’ll see a dropping temperature trend and decreasing snow showers. Westerly winds will remain elevated through the day and finally taper this evening. Dryer northwest then west flow will set up for the rest of the work week and with slowly rebounding temperatures through the week.