Mountain Weather for Saturday, February 21st, 2015

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 02/21/2015

The atmosphere has had a lot of work on its hands to carve a trough and moisten the atmosphere after the long stretch of dry weather we have had. Yesterday was the preamble, the first wave of cooler, moister air to prime the pump for snow production tonight and tomorrow. Today expect showery precipitation and gusty west winds above treeline once again, but as the day progresses, more steady snow should fall, aided by daytime heating and upstream moisture finally arriving. Tomorrow is our big day. NOAA has hoisted a Winter Storm Warning for the upper Gunnison Basin, and we have the potential for 1-2 feet of snow by Monday. Looking ahead, more snow hangs in the forecast.