Mountain Weather For 11,000FT

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 02/04/2020

Yesterday’s storm came in on cue at about noon and dropped 2 to 5 inches across the forecast area. Winds, however, remain elevated yesterday afternoon and last night blowing the new snow around from the southwest. The low-pressure system stalled yesterday with the trough axis currently overhead. As the trough finally passes by, winds will make the shift to a more northerly direction late today. Air temperatures are quite cold across the forecast area close to the 0 mark. For today, light snowfall will linger across the highest terrain but is expected to produce just a few more inches. Winds will remain elevated until the trough axis finally moves eastward.

The atmosphere will briefly dry out on Tuesday night and Wednesday before a more exciting system impacts the area on Wednesday evening through about Friday. A wet northwest flow will set-up over Colorado which looks to include a strong jetstream and an Atmospheric River. The model runs has been reasonably consistent the past two days and the ample available moisture is clear. This system may offer the potential for snow to be measured in feet for the favored areas to the west and north of Crested Butte…..but the picture will become clearer over the next 24 hours.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 5 to 9
    Winds/Direction: 3 to 13, SE
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 3
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 3
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: -9 to -5
    Winds/Direction: 3 to 13, N
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 1
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 1
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 8 to 12
    Winds/Direction: 8 to 18, NW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0