1/25: INTO THE SUNNY GAP. Crested Butte Weather and Gunnison Valley Daily Weather Update-For Today- 1/25: This quick northern wave that moved through overnight served up a quick dusting and lingering cloud cover will be clearing from south to north through the morning. We are looking at another day a lot like yesterday with mostly sunny skies and mild temperatures. Keep layers and sunscreen handy but enjoy a beautiful day.
Temperatures: The cloud cover kept lows mild with Crested Butte only dropping to 3 and 8 for Gunnison. A weak inversion for Gunni will slow the rebound today with highs topping out at 27 while CB pops to 30 and higher on the ridges. Lows tonight will drop back below 0 with clear skies.
Outlook: We hold in the dry gap between waves through early Sunday with some high clouds leaking in after noon and then thickening later in the day. Snow showers build in over night and we see the first of 3 waves that will cycle through over the course of the week. Each will be capable of just and inch or two with the sum total keeping conditions fresh. This pattern is prime for the Irwin magic so watch their totals.
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1/24: A SUNNY WINDOW BETWEEN WAVES. Crested Butte Weather and Gunnison Valley Daily Weather Update-For Today- 1/24: We are into the gap between waves in the west but it will be short with some fog lingering into the morning around Blue Mesa and a weak northern wave expected to offer high clouds building into tonight. This will mostly hold to the north but will offer snow showers on the divide that could continue into early Saturday before clearing again. Expect gusting winds and increasing clouds so have layers.
Temperatures: Lows were colder with the clearer skies hitting -4 for Crested Butte and -2 for Gunnison. Highs will reach right around 30 but will vary depending on clouds and winds. Lows tonight will be colder for Gunni with clearer skies but hovering around 0.
Outlook: We are in this gap between waves through early Sunday with clear skies and mild sunny conditions. High clouds will start to build in through Sunday afternoon and then we see a fresh volley of weak pacific waves offering snow through most of the upcoming week. Accumulations will be measured as the sum total keeping things fresh while day to day totals are limited.