Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 12/14/2019

All the ingredients are lining up for another good dose of snowfall across our forecast area today into Sunday as the strong upper level jet stream slowly sags from the I-70 corridor southward into Gunnison County and the Elk Mountains tonight. Snow, heavy at times and strong westerly winds will continue throughout the day today creating near whiteout conditions near and above treelike once again. There may be a lull in snowfall midday, but should redevelop again this afternoon. Tonight, a sagging cold front will push the jet stream southward into the San Juans, shutting off the major moisture tap, but creating favorable west-northwest flow over our mountains into Sunday morning. Sunday should see improving visibility, backing winds and partial sunshine to return, especially in the afternoon.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 20-25
    Winds/Direction: 20 G40-50/WNW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 4-8″
    Elkton Snow: 4-8″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 3-6″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 15-20
    Winds/Direction: 20 G40-50/W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 2-4″
    Elkton Snow: 2-4″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1-3″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 15-20
    Winds/Direction: 15-25/NW
    Sky Cover: Decreasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 1-3″
    Elkton Snow: 1-3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0-2″