Weather Forecast for 11,000′

Date: 12/13/2018

We caught the southern end of a weak system that passed early last night to our north. A high-pressure ridge has developed leaving our area in a cold NW flow. Today’s temps will be in teens with NW winds decreasing throughout the day. Night time temperatures will be in the single digits with a slight warming trend tomorrow up to the mid ’20s. We will remain under a flat high-pressure ridge throughout the weekend with temps remaining in the teens, and light to moderate winds as the NW flow continues. Next possible chance for precipitation will be Mon/Tues. as a low pressure develops off the coast of Baja.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 10 to 15
    Winds/Direction: 10-20 NW
    Sky Cover: Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 0 to 5
    Winds/Direction: 0-5, NW
    Sky Cover: Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 20-25
    Winds/Direction: 5-10
    Sky Cover: Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

Date: 12/12/2018

Another changeable day today with cooler temperatures as clouds filter in this morning and snow begins this afternoon. We are in line for another quick shot of snow through the night before high pressure builds back in tomorrow evening.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 20
    Winds/Direction: West Northwest 15-25
    Sky Cover: Increasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 1-3″
    Elkton Snow: 1-3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1-3″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 0
    Winds/Direction: Northwest 15-2 mph, Gusting to 35 mph
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 2-4″
    Elkton Snow: 1-3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1-3″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 18
    Winds/Direction: Northwest 10-15 mph
    Sky Cover: Decreasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

Date: 12/11/2018

A weak trough with minimal moisture is pushing across the area today. Temperatures at valley bottoms warmed up from yesterday with a less pronounced inversion. Today expect the chance for a few snowflakes in the morning with, at best, accumulations of an inch or so. The winds will be the bigger story for today. Winds will blow in the teens with gusts reaching higher. Gusting early this morning hit 40mph on Cinnamon and Scarp Ridge. As quickly as this system moved in, it will pass and leave our area under mostly clear skies for the night before the next approaching system on Wednesday. Wednesday’s system looks to be more productive with small accumulations across the forecast area.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 23 to 28
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20 G30, West
    Sky Cover: Decreasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 1
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 1
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 8 to 14
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 10, W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 23 to 28
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 3
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 3
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3

Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

Date: 12/10/2018

For today, expect to see mostly sunny skies and temperatures to rebound nicely by warming close to the freezing mark. A weak ridge of high pressure will move across the area today but will pass quickly as clouds begin to build this afternoon and into the evening. Trailing just behind this ridge of high pressure is a trough that will bring light snow to the area on Tuesday. This system will move through quickly on Tuesday offering just a few inches of fresh snow. As soon as the first weak trough passes another low-pressure system will be following directly behind it and offer more light snow accumulations on Wednesday and into Thursday.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 25 to 30
    Winds/Direction: 2 to 12, WNW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 10 to 15
    Winds/Direction: 2 to 12, WSW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 23 to 28
    Winds/Direction: 7 to 17
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 2
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 2
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 2

Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

Date: 12/09/2018

A few snow showers and clouds will persist for the first part of the day over the western and northern part of the range from Irwin to Schofield. Snow showers are unlikely to produce much in the way of accumulation, but Irwin’s powcam is still showing very light flurries as of 5am. Wind speeds are forecasted to pick up today with speeds and gusts capable of transporting snow. Expect the clearing trend to last through Monday with the next small wave of moisture anticipated to push through the area on Tuesday offering a few fresh inches of snowfall.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 17 to 22
    Winds/Direction: 7 to 17, NW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 1
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 1
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 5 to 10
    Winds/Direction: 0 to 10, WNW
    Sky Cover: Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 28 to 32
    Winds/Direction: 2 to 12, W
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

Date: 12/08/2018

As you stretch those arms this morning, try to flap them around vigorously to help move the low-level clouds out of the area. We’ll not see fog to the same level as yesterday but again will have low-level clouds to start the day off. As these move on their way, we can expect another partly cloudy day. We are starting into west and northwest flow today ahead of an approaching ridge of high pressure. Wind speeds will just be ticking up today in the alpine, then again increasing on Sunday. This ridge will dry us out on Sunday and into the start of next week. With the next round of unsettled weather looking to return midweek.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 28
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15 WNW
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0-1
    Elkton Snow: 0-1
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0-1

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 10
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15 NW
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 28
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15 G25 NW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

Date: 12/07/2018

Wind speeds have really dropped off since midnight allowing for calm conditions Friday morning. Low-level clouds have filled into the valleys creating overcast sky. Those winds will remain light today and those low-level clouds should dissipate a bit throughout the day, but you can still expect upper-level clouds to keep it a mostly cloudy kind of day. The chance for light snow still remains with this moisture in the area. Going into the weekend, this morning’s southwesterly flow will become westerly on Friday and eventually northwesterly by Saturday. We’ll see clouds and moisture slowly decreases during this time, before conditions dry out as a high-pressure ridge moves in for later this weekend and takes us into the start of next week.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 28
    Winds/Direction: 0 to 10, WSW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 1 AM
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 1 AM
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1 AM

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 15
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15 WNW
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 1
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 1
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 28
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15 G25, WNW
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

Mountain Weather for 11,000′

Date: 12/06/2018

Radar shows some more moisture downstream from us today which will add a couple more inches to the fluff we receives last night. This pattern of light snow, moderate winds and cool temperatures will continue into the weekend when we should see more clearing and sunny skies.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 20
    Winds/Direction: West-Southwest 5-15 mph
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 1-3″
    Elkton Snow: 1-3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1-3″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 15
    Winds/Direction: West-Southwest 5-15 mph
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 1-3″
    Elkton Snow: 1-3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1-3″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 20
    Winds/Direction: West-Southwest 5-15 mph
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 1-3″
    Elkton Snow: 1-3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1-3″

Mountain Weather for 11,000 ft

Date: 12/05/2018

A weak stream of moisture has moved into the area overnight bringing clouds, slightly warmer temperatures and will be the precursor to snow beginning in earnest sometime tomorrow.
While we have moisture overhead, we also have warmer air aloft and not much lift or forcing to create snow today or tonight, but maybe we can squeeze out some flakes. Winds remain light to moderate from the West, but strong enough to keep moving snow around up high. The clouds will increase warming today, but we will have less sun so overall it will still feel cold.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 20
    Winds/Direction: West 10-20 mph
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0-1″
    Elkton Snow: 0-1″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0-1″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 10
    Winds/Direction: West 10-15 mph
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 0-1″
    Elkton Snow: 0-1″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0-1″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 20
    Winds/Direction: West 10-15 mph
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 1-2″
    Elkton Snow: 1-2″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1-2″

Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

Date: 12/04/2018

After a big storm, this weekend with continued light snowfall Sunday and Monday, snowfall will finally taper off during the first half of the day today as a drier airmass will force its way into the area. Air temperatures are chilly this morning but will recover slowly to the teens for most mountain locations. Conditions will dry out today, but Wednesday will be transitional as out next system impacts the area on Thursday and continues through the weekend.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 10 to 15
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, WNW
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 3″
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 2″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: -5 to 5
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, W
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 22 to 26
    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″