Mountain Weather December 20, 2017

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/20/2017

So we have one final day to enjoy Fall. Tomorrow, on the first official day of winter, winter will arrive! Today, we’ll see increasing clouds and pre-frontal winds ahead of a brief but potent storm.
This system begins as a digging trough, that will morph into a closed low-pressure system as it passes over Colorado. We’re expecting a somewhat abnormal storm profile, where we will see strong southwest winds before the front, then light southwest winds after the front. Interestingly the strongest winds will come in before the snow, so expect a windy night, then snowfall starting up early tomorrow morning.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 30
    Winds/Direction: 15 to 25, gusting to 40 in the PM, southwest
    Sky Cover: Increasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 10
    Winds/Direction: 15 to 25, gusting to 35, southwest
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 2
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 1
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 15
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, gusting to 30, southwest
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 6 to 8
    Elkton Snow: 5 to 7
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 4