Mountain Weather For 11,000FT Friday, 1/20

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 01/20/2020

A strong inversion remains in place for another morning in the Gunnison Valley. Temperature spreads between valley bottoms and upper elevations are greater than 30 degrees. Skies are currently mostly clear but expect this to change over the course of the day. A trough to the west of Crested Butte is pushing clouds eastward and is expected to create mostly cloudy conditions by the end of the day. Precipitation from this trough will start dropping snow late tonight or very early Tuesday morning. Snowfall will last from early Tuesday through Wednesday night. Models are currently showing a 4 to 10-inch storm total across the forecast. Winds are anticipated to increase with this system but are not expected to reach the extreme levels of our previous snow-maker.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 28 to 32
    Winds/Direction: 3 to 13, SW
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 8 to 12
    Winds/Direction: 3 to 13, SSW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 1
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 1
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 24 to 28
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, WSW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 3 to 5
    Elkton Snow: 3 to 5
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 4