Mountain Weather For 11,000FT. Sunday 4/12.

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 04/12/2020

The latest storm arrived on schedule last night shortly after midnight. As of 5am, weather stations are showing 2 to 5 inches of accumulation with the potential for an inch or two more at the highest elevations. Snowfall will continue through Sunday, with moderate intensity during the early morning and then tapering off throughout the day. Snowfall totals by sunset look to reach 8 or 10 inches for favored areas to the west and north of Crested Butte. An associated cold front will slide over Crested Butte today ratcheting up snowfall rates a bit and lowering air temperatures. Westerly winds are blowing 10 to 20 mph with gusts reaching 40, which are strong enough to transport the new snow to leeward terrain at higher elevations.

Light snowfall will continue overnight and by Monday, a second low-pressure system will brush the northern part of Colorado keeping the chance for light orographic snowfall going through Monday night. Air temperatures with this system will remain below seasonal norms much like the current storm.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 27 to 31
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20/W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 3 to 5″
    Elkton Snow: 3 to 5″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 4″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 7 to 11
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20/WNW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 2″
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 2″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 2″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 21 to 25
    Winds/Direction: 12 to 22/W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 1″
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 1″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1″