8/24+25: AN INCREDIBLE WEEKEND ON TAP. Crested Butte Weather and Gunnison Valley Daily Weather Update-For Today- 8/24+25: The tail of this more northern trough moves through to the east and down the Front Range today with some high clouds for the north but a whole lot of dry high pressure valley wide. Temperatures start a slow climb but expect gusting winds as this passes and get out early for the calmer conditions. Sunday promises to be very much the same and this extends into a string of beautiful high pressure days. This dry air will push up daily highs but also allow for cold overnight lows flirting with the freezing mark. Models keep this high pressure in place capping the subtropical plume but monsoon season could be back by midweek. Enjoy an incredible weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
8/23: ANOTHER LIKE YESTERDAY. Crested Butte Weather and Gunnison Valley Daily Weather Update-For Today- 8/23: This trough continues to cycle through to the north driving some moisture in but really just scattered unorganized cloud cover. Look for conditions a lot like yesterday with a sunny mix early giving way to increasing cloud cover through the afternoon and widely scattered thundershowers offering more wind than rain. Get your projects topped off today and prepare for a beautiful weekend.
Temperatures: Lows were slightly warmer for Crested Butte with the clouds holding to 37 while Gunnison dropped to 44. Highs will be cool with the clouds at 81 for Gunni and 73 for CB. Look for lows dropping a couple degrees for all elevations tonight as dry air moves in.
Outlook: The tail end of this northern trough is clear by early Saturday opening the door to dry high pressure settling into the west. We will see a few clouds in the mix but that is it for variables through the beginning of next week. Temperatures will be increasing steadily with little to pollute the clear blue skies. Make some plans.