Mountain Weather

Date: 02/10/2018

A fast moving disturbance will bring a period of intense snowfall that will develop and intensify midday and snow will continue until about sunset, when drier air works into the atmosphere, and quickly brings snowfall to an end. Timing is uncertain with the exact arrival of snowfall this morning, but best bet is mid to late morning. A delayed onset will ultimately lower accumulations. Models have remained consistent over the last 48 hours with .5-.7” of snow water equivalent (6-10”) adding up quickly with high precipitation rates across the western and northern forecast area such as Kebler and Schofield passes, but the potential for warmer temperatures early in the storm may not create those perfect “cold smoke” densities right away. Tonight, skies clear, and will be a cold night as clouds dissipate and clear skies allow temperatures to plummet.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 28
    Winds/Direction: 10-20/WNW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 6-10″
    Elkton Snow: 6-10″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 3-6″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 6
    Winds/Direction: 5-15/NW
    Sky Cover: Decreasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0-2″
    Elkton Snow: 0-2″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0-1″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 20
    Winds/Direction: 5-15/W
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0