Mountain Weather for 11,000ft. Wednesday 12/11.

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 12/11/2019

Ok, I want to talk quickly about today so we can move on to the snow baby! This morning valley low temperatures are again below zero while 11,000ft temperatures are in the high teens. Wind-speeds have decreased overnight and look to stay down for today. Upper-level moisture starts increasing this afternoon and we’ll see that with increasing clouds. Enough of that? Let’s move onto the snow part.

Thursday afternoon into the Friday AM hours is looking good for the snow bits. Westerly flow will bring a moisture tap stretching out to Hawaii. That moisture is looking good at both 500mb and 700mb during the above timeframe. In my perfect world, it could drop a bit further south and stay more consistent, but never the less we’ll have the stuff snowflakes are made of. The atmosphere will further be unstable and we’ll have strong winds aloft. So we are shaping up good. To call a foot of snow for this time period may be a bit dreamy at the moment, but it should stack up never the less. Dryer air moves in later on Friday, then more snow looks to be in the forecast for Saturday!

  • Today

    High Temperature: 20 to 24
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, W
    Sky Cover: Increasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 14 to 18
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, W
    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: 10 to 20, W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 2
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 2
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 2