Best Local Forecast
Monday, December 10, 2007

CBACJust in time for the holiday season, we proudly announce the addition of the most accurate Crested Butte local forecast to Our new forecast comes from the seasoned team at the Crested Butte Avalanche Center (CBAC) . For years CBAC analysts have consistently out-forecasted the more general NOAA reports. They even beat out (in our opinion) the legendary Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) for Crested Butte-specific forecasts. How do they do it? CBAC forecasters have an intimate knowledge of our local topology and micro-climates; their finely-tuned expertise yields superior results. That and magic.

These forecasts pertain to today, tonight and tomorrow, which is about as far out as we trust any prognostication. CBAC forecasts are provided during the winter ski season, usually November through April. During summer you'll have to wing it with NOAA. Until then, we hope you appreciate the CBAC's fine work.

The CBAC forecast can be found on the flyingcracker weather page. Additionally, you can add the CBAC forecast to your custom flyingcracker page.

Thanks to CBAC Director Alan Bernholtz who realized he could inform more of our community by working with flyingcracker. Thanks also to former resident and software wizard Peter Vanags for coding the RSS feed needed to expose the CBAC data.

If you are interested in supporting the non-profit Crested Butte Avalanche Center, contact them at 970-349-4022 or online at