Mountain Weather for 11,000ft. Wednesday 4/15

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 04/15/2020

Overnight low temperatures are in the low teens around 11,000ft. In general, those low temperatures at all elevations are about 10 to 15 degrees warmer than yesterday morning. Warmer air is temperately moving in from the west on Thursday as we transition into the next storm. We’ll see increasing clouds today with some flurries of snow possible, but not adding up to much.

Moving into Wednesday night we have a good storm coming. A low-pressure trough and upper-level jet are digging down across the intermountain west. Then we’ll have moisture, the trough and the upper-level jet sitting over the area for nearly 24 hours. The best 12 hour period will be from midnight tonight until noon on Thursday. Snow then looks to continue into Friday with things winding down.

High-resolution models are showing some impressive totals just south of us in the West Elks. The western and northern portions of our forecast area will do well just from orographics. It’s harder to say where exactly all the peace of the storm will line up for the heaviest bands of snow. A general 6 to 12” of snow for this storm looks about average, with some areas pushing over that 12” mark.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 28 to 32
    Winds/Direction: 12 to 22/W
    Sky Cover: Increasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 1
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 1
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 18 to 22
    Winds/Direction: 15 to 25 G35/WSW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 5 to 8
    Elkton Snow: 4 to 7
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 3 to 6

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 28 to 32
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20/WSW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 4 to 6
    Elkton Snow: 4 to 6
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 3 to 6