2/22: A SLOW WIND UP. Crested Butte Weather and Gunnison Valley Daily Weather Update-For Today- 2/22: This southern wave has slowed a bit but high clouds will continue to build in through the morning with snow showers after noon giving way to heavier snow later in the day. As expected the warm temperatures are the variable with mushy dynamics slowing actual snow production. Models remain split but look for 3-6 of wetter snow through Sunday morning for Crested Butte while Gunnison holds to 2-4. Travel this evening could be sloppy so keep an eye on the travel alerts on CBTV.tv.
Temperatures: Warmer air and cloud cover held overnight lows to 4 for CB and 5 for Gunni. Highs will hover on the freezing mark all day. Lows tonight will be much warmer and closer to 20+ with the clouds and snow.
Outlook: Look for snow breaking to showers again through Sunday morning with a drier gap developing through the afternoon as the pattern pivots to the northwest. This looks like the travel window so plan accordingly. Monday will bring a colder air mass with lighter snow but also winds blowing it in. We will see an inch or two a day through Tuesday with the sun returning Wednesday.