Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

Date: 04/11/2019

The low-pressure system, from yesterday, produced from 3″ to 10″ of snow as of 5am this morning. The low-pressure center has moved to the east of Colorado, but residual moisture will continue to stream into the area under NW flow. This wind direction will favor locations from Kebler Pass to Schofield Pass with lesser amounts for the interior parts of the range. Up to an additional 2″ to 4″ could fall today for the snow favored areas. Winds will remain out of the NW for the day and will continue to blow hard enough to transport the new snow. Looking towards Friday and the weekend, models are showing another system moving into the area, but it does not look impressive and may only produce showery precipitation into the weekend.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 23 to 28
    Winds/Direction: 12 to 22, NW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 2 to 4″
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 2″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 8 to 13
    Winds/Direction: 6 to 16, WNW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 2″
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 2″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 29 to 34
    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″

Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

Date: 04/10/2019

Old man winter is making a comeback today. A strong and cold low-pressure system is moving into Colorado this morning. Although temperatures are relatively warm early this morning, they will continue to drop as the system approaches. Light snowfall began around 1 am and will likely ramp up around mid-morning. The possibility of short periods of intense snowfall exists during the day. Along with the snow will be very gusty winds which will drift the new snow in open terrain. Winds will shift from the SW, this morning, to the NW as the system passes over the state. Snowfall will taper off this evening, but NW flow will keep light orographic snowfall going through tonight and into tomorrow. Temperatures will be unseasonably cold on Thursday with high temperatures only reaching the 20’s.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 26 to 31
    Winds/Direction: 13 to 23, G40 W
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 4 to 7″
    Elkton Snow: 4 to 7″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 3 to 6″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 5 to 10
    Winds/Direction: 12 to 22, NW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 3″
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 20 to 25
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, NW
    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. Tuesday, April 9.

Date: 04/09/2019

It’s day three of Mom Natures, Bring Back The Heat Festival. Since the shirtless people didn’t gather on Elk Ave yesterday to reflect the suns heat as requested, Mama has decided to really bring the heat on this final day. Colorado is sitting on the backside of a high-pressure ridge. Warm air is being pulled up into the area on southwest flow and we’ll see those high temps jump another few degrees today. Both valley temps in the area and mountain temps will jump into the 50’s. Winds will be light through most of the day and start to pick up in the afternoon, while the sky will be partly cloudy and increase late in the afternoon. You best get your hot party on today, because it’s all about to change.

An approaching low-pressure system will bring increasing moisture late this afternoon with building clouds. A cold front looks to arrive on Wednesday morning with a big drop in temperatures and the arrival of snow. Winter is coming back baby! Snow showers will continue on Wednesday through Wednesday night with storm totals ranging from 5 to 10 inches by Thursday morning. Lite snow showers may continue on Thursday, as we await the next low presser system or storm #2 to arrive on Friday. Unsettled weather then takes us into the weekend. There will be some breaks in the weather of course but all and all we are looking to a return to winter coming up.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 46 to 50
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, SW
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 24 to 28
    Winds/Direction: 12 to 22 G30, SW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 2
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 2
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 2

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 22 to 26
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, WNW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 6 to 8
    Elkton Snow: 5 to 7
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 3

Mountain Weather for 11,000ft. Monday, April 8.

Date: 04/08/2019

We’re starting into day two of Mom Natures Bring Back The Heat Festival. Sure is nice to have Mama remind us of what April can be like. Today mountain temperatures are going to spike into the forties, while valley temperatures may hit 50. Yesterday I took my shirt off in an attempt to reflect some of that heat back to the sun. Maybe if we group up and line Elk Ave we’ll have a greater effect?

On Tuesday the winds will increase from the southwest and pull in even warmer air for Mom Natures final day of the Bring Back The Heat Festival. After that festival, a low-pressure system rolls in, with a cold front to back it up, as we see a return to winter. It looks like we could have a game on refresh of new snow starting Wednesday and into Thursday. Unsettled weather looks to remain on Friday with the next storm that will take us into the start of the weekend.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 42 to 46
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15 WNW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 26 to 30
    Winds/Direction: 2 to 13, W
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 46 to 50
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, SW
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

Mountain Weather for 11,000ft. Sunday, April 7.

Date: 04/07/2019

Last nights’ small storm is moving out and the sky will be clearing this morning. A fairly flat high-pressure ridge will be building in today, with increasing temperatures and dry weather through Tuesday. Some bits of moisture look to make their way over Colorado at times bringing some high clouds, but generally, we’ll see mostly clear sky. High temperatures will be on the increase each day, taking us up to Tuesday. By Tuesday, valley temperatures will be reaching into the 50’s while 11,000ft temperatures look to hit the high 40’s. Those temperatures will see a big drop on Wednesday as a cold front move in, with the next low-pressure trough bringing back snow showers on Wednesday into Thursday.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 35 to 39
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, WNW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 23 to 27
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 39 to 43
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

Date: 04/06/2019

Colorado is looking at a weak trough passing through today which looked promising but now looks like a few scattered inches of snow this evening before high pressure returns tomorrow. With a warm and sunny trend to start next week, we can look ahead to the middle of the week for another potential spring storm heading our way. Expect sun and warm temperature this morning to give way to increasing cloudiness and light snow tonight.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 35-40
    Winds/Direction: W, 5-15 mph
    Sky Cover: Increasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 1″
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 1″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 20-25
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, WSW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 2″
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 2″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 2″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 33-38
    Winds/Direction: NW, 10-20 mph
    Sky Cover: Decreasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

Date: 04/05/2019

Unsettled weather is making its way through the area today and tomorrow with little kicks of energy spurting out here and there. Increasing clouds today may produce some very light snow flurries toward the end of the day with a stronger pulse and colder temperatures coming in Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will rise above the freezing mark today and it will feel warmer with some sun and greenhouse effect. Snow totals will be minimal through the weekend and unsettled weather will continue into next week.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 30-35
    Winds/Direction: SW, 10-20 mph
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 20-25
    Winds/Direction: W, 15-20 mph
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0-1″
    Elkton Snow: 0-1″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0-1″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 25-30
    Winds/Direction: W, 5-15 mph
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 1-4″
    Elkton Snow: 1-3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1-3″

Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

Date: 04/04/2019

Today we will see clearing skies and cool temperatures as a quick ridge of high pressure moves into the area. Some lingering snow showers are possible over the Ruby Range and Paradise Divide areas, but accumulations will be minimal and there will be more sun closer to town and to the Eastern side of the area. Clouds will again increase this afternoon and tonight ahead of another passing trough. Expect to see intermittent snow showers again on Friday and Saturday and a clearing trend as we head into next week.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 27-32
    Winds/Direction: W/SW 5-15 mph
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0-1″
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 22-27
    Winds/Direction: S-SW 5-15 mph
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0-1″
    Elkton Snow: 0-1″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0-1″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 28-33
    Winds/Direction: SW 5-15 mph
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0-2″
    Elkton Snow: 0-1″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0-1″

Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

Date: 04/03/2019

A trough will be passing over Colorado today bringing southwest flow. Radar returns are showing a modest stream of moisture pushing into the area early this morning. Snow showers and gusty winds will be the name of the game during the day. There is the potential during the middle of the day and evening for a few stronger showers to move through dropping heavier precipitation for short periods of time. Accumulations still look modest for today, around 5 inches for locations to the west and north of town at higher elevations. Drier air moves in for Thursday and Friday, but it looks like the atmosphere will continue to have enough moisture for some cloud cover that next couple of days.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 31 to 36
    Winds/Direction: 8 to 18, W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 2 to 5″
    Elkton Snow: 2 to 5″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 4″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 20 to 25
    Winds/Direction: 3 to 13, 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: 36 to 41
    Winds/Direction: 4 to 14, WSW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

Date: 04/02/2019

Moisture out in front of the next trough began to impact the area last night and dropped a skiff to 1″ of snow. The snow showers will continue this morning from orographic lift. This afternoon the snowfall will largely be driven by convection which will make it a bit harder to predict amounts and locations for accumulations. Tonight the flow will turn southwesterly as the approaching trough moves closer to Colorado. Accumulating snowfall will last through Wednesday, but with relatively modest totals ranging from 4 to 7 inches. Thursday and Friday look to be dry with filtered sunshine.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 30 to 35
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, WSW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 2″
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 2″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 2″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 20 to 25
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, WSW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 2 to 4″
    Elkton Snow: 2 to 4″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 3 to 5″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 33 to 38
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 3″
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3″