Mountain Weather 12/19/2016

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 12/19/2016

Dry and cold conditions are the name of the game for the start of this week. It’s -22 in CB this morning with cold air pooling in the valleys, but if you climb into the mountains at 11,000ft, the low temp is closer to 0. We’ll see high temperatures rebound into the twenties over with calm conditions over the next couple of days before clouds increase Tuesday afternoon ahead of a weak shortwave trough passing to our north. Northern Colorado should eek our a few inches while central Colorado looks to be mostly dry. Had you chosen to live in North Dakota you would have a better snow forecast, but instead you chose to live in Crested Butte. The latter part of the week looks dry again before a return to stormy weather on Friday or Saturday. We’ll have to wait for later forecast models for details about this event.