Mountain Weather March 16, 2018

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 03/16/2018

Here we are, 20 years after the Big Lebowski. Coincidentally, there’s a large upper-atmosphere low-pressure system, let’s just call it “the Dude,” that’s bowling a series of closed lows across the western US this week into next. Each frame will bring a shot of snow, cooler temps and wind.
The first of these bowling balls crashed through Colorado yesterday, dropping well over a foot at Wolf Creek Pass, and 3 to 8 inches of fresh pow around the upper Gunnison Valley. Irwin picked up 5″, Schofield 8″, CBMR 4″, Upper Taylor 2″.
Today the Dude knocks back a cold one, while we sit under a brief shot of high pressure. Tomorrow the Dude bowls the next storm our way, spinning in Saturday night into Sunday.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 25
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, gusting to 30, West
    Sky Cover: Decreasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 3″
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1″

  • Tonight

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

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 35
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, gusting to 35, Southwest
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0