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Crested Butte, Western Colorado and Western US Weather


    Current Conditions:   Crested Butte Ski Area   |   Near Uley's and base of Twister lift (Butte SNOTEL)
Moon Ridge near Crested Butte   |   Crested Butte   |   Crested Butte South   |   Cinnamon Mountain   |   Gothic   |   Gunnison Airport   |   Schofield Pass SNOTEL

    Colorado now:   CAIC weather station list   |   CoCoRaHS - Rain Hail Snow Network   |   Stream flow   |   Air Quality Index (AQI)   |   Colorado Webcams

    Weather Forecasts:   Forecast Discussion   |   Crested Butte   |   Gunnison   |   Blue Mesa Reservoir east end   |   Monarch Pass

    Other Things:     Crested Butte Avalanche Center   |   National Radar Loop   |   National Fire Map   |   Ventusky (wind)   |   Earthquakes   |   Local Webcams


Weather Story

The "Weather Story" from the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. http://weather.gov/gjt

Jet and satellite

National infrared image with a jetstream analysis from the California Regional Web Server http://virga.sfsu.edu/


GOES East Visible Full Disk
GOES East Atlantic loop. Provided by the NOAA Geostationary Satellite Server https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/goes/

Atlantic Sea Surface Temperatures SST
Atlantic Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) from NOAA https://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Products/ocean/sst/contour/

National Hurricane Center https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

UV Index
UltraViolet index from the USEPA website .
  • 0-2 No danger except from not enough sun or the storm over your location. If from a long winter, expose your skin to the sun :D
  • 3-5 Little harm from unprotected exposure to sun unless you're at higher elevations such as a ski area. Wear sunblock if you're over snow or water.
  • 6-7 High - About 1/2 hour to sunburn. Wear hat sunglasses and sunscreen of at least SPF 15, reapply frequently.
  • 8-10 Very High - About 15 minutes to skin damage. Additionally, wear long sleeves and cover your legs too.
  • 11+ Extreme - Less than 10 min to skin damage. Panic! Not really, just be really careful! Follow above precautions and avoid sun from 10am to 4pm.


SOHO

This is a current xray image of our sun's corona at 304 Å taken by the Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) onboard the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). From NASA's SOHO website http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/


Go to http://spaceweather.com/ for more information about our star.


A CCD Bakeout is needed when the image is blurry from condensation on the telescope lens. Then NASA heats up the charge-coupled detector to evaporate water and other compounds. The EIT is usually back on line in a week, sometimes longer.

Graph of the last 90 days of the Slate River near Crested Butte in Gunnison County, CO, USA

Slate River above Baxter Gulch - discharge in cubic feet per second for the last three months.

Graph and data provided by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Graph of the last 90 days of the East River near Cement Creek in Gunnison County, CO, USA

East River at Cement Creek - discharge in cubic feet per second (cfs) for the previous 90 days.

Graph and data provided by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Coal Creek near Crested Butte in Gunnison County, CO, USA


Coal Creek near Crested Butte - discharge in cubic feet per second. Seasonal data available 1 April to 15 November.

Graph and data provided by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Graph of the last 90 days of Elk Creek near Crested Butte in Gunnison County, CO, USA

Elk Creek a tributary of Coal Creek - discharge in cubic feet per second for the last three months.

Graph and data provided by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).


Weather for Gunnison County, Colorado with satellite images of the western US and other fun things :-)
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