Mountain Weather

Date: 01/05/2018

Another unseasonably warm day will be on tap as the ridge over the Great Basin begins to flatten and weaken. This morning we have quite an impressive valley inversion with the town of Crested Butte shivering at 1º, compared to mid mountain at CBMR reporting 30º at 6am. Expect some high clouds to move into the area, with another day of strong sunshine ahead of the much anticipated Saturday afternoon disturbance that looks to arrive between 4-6pm. Several models are still fluttering with the expected moisture, potentially 6″ with the 4km WRF showing hues of red meaning double digit accumulations for those typical snow favored areas like Schofield Pass and the Ruby Range. West to northwest winds look to bump into the 40-50mph range with this potential snowfall. The real storm to start getting sweaty palms over is next Wednesday… Stay tuned.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 35
    Winds/Direction: 5-15/WSW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 20
    Winds/Direction: 5-15/WNW
    Sky Cover: Increasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 30
    Winds/Direction: 35
    Sky Cover: Increasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 1-3 PM
    Elkton Snow: 1-3PM
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1-2″ PM