Mountain Weather for 11,000ft. Wednesday 12/25

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 12/25/2019

Whoever asked Santa for something other than snow is on my naughty list. He has been throwing out the flakes down in southern Colorado, while here in Crested Butte we’re just getting the leftovers falling off his reindeer’s heinie. We still have some snow in the forecast today, so come on folks, you had better tell Santa what you really want!

The lower atmosphere holds onto available moisture today and into tomorrow morning. Southwest winds should help orographic snowfall keep going in the Ruby Range and more generally the mountains just west of Crested Butte. While near and East of Crested Butte the snow accumulation will be far less.

The next potential snow maker is a closed low pressure that currently looks to wobble south of Colorado on Friday and Saturday. That path wouldn’t provide any significant impact to our area, but there is still a little uncertainty of the exact path of this Closed Low.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 23 to 27
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, SW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 4 to 6
    Elkton Snow: 3 to 5
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 4

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 4 to 8
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, WSW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 3
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 2
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 2

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 21 to 25
    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