Mountain Weather February 15, 2018

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/15/2018

Well, this watched pot doesn’t seem to have hit a boil, and I’m afraid we’re running out of fuel. Snow totals around the Crested Butte area have come in under the forecasted amounts and the pattern of snowfall is a bit unusual for a southwest flow. Irwin picked up 4″, Schofield 7″, Gothic 3″, while in a come from behind victory Upper Taylor has racked up 9″ as of 6am.
The trough of low pressure across the western US will move overhead this afternoon. Today we’ll have a few hours of westerly flow before the trough passes and the winds shift to the northwest. Until the storm blows out, we can expect snow showers off and on throughout the day.
Once the flow shifts to the northwest, the snowfall will end as drier air moves in for the next couple days and we’ll turn our attention towards a storm early next week.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 20
    Winds/Direction: 15 to 30, gusting to 50, West
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 3 to 6″
    Elkton Snow: 2 to 4″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 0
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, Northwest
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tomorrow

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