Mountain Weather January 12, 2015

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 01/12/2015

Crested Butte will hang in the balance between two storms today with little accumulating snow. Our atmosphere is currently primed with warm moist air, but this air needs a disturbance to help create snowfall. A low pressure trough is over Utah today and forecasted to swing south of Colorado tonight while forming a closed low. This will put us under southwest flow as we began to see this closed low affect our area tonight and tomorrow. With so much moisture in the air we could see high snowfall accumulations or the closed low could track further south and leave us skunked. This will be an interesting system to watch play out as either way our best guess forecasted snowfall numbers will likely be off. By Wednesday a flat ridge begins to build and we’ll see dry weather through the remaining week.