Mountain Weather December 21, 2017

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/21/2017

It’s going to snow today! The big question is “how much?” and there’s little agreement amongst Colorado meteorologists. The storm has slowed down a little, and the predicted timing of the cold air and precipitation isn’t consistent amongst our various resources. That said, there is good confidence that we’ll see at least a few inches by day’s end, with an outside possibility of a foot or more in areas favored by a southwest flow, like Irwin and Paradise Divide.
Essentially we’ve got a wave of low pressure with an associated cold front moving in from Utah. The precipitation will be largely focused around the cold front, which is sitting around Grand Junction early this morning. The slow progress may actually help if the front lingers over us for several hours this morning, but we’ll end up with less snow if the front passes quickly. Either way, by this evening the precipitation should end with skies clearing overnight. Tomorrow will be a beautiful snow covered day before another round of snow showers on Saturday.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 20
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, gusting to 30, Southwest
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 6 to 10″
    Elkton Snow: 6 to 8″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 3 to 7″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 5
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 10, Northwest
    Sky Cover: Decreasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 3″
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 2″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 2″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 20
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, gusting to 30, Northwest
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0