Mountain Weather April 5, 2018

Date: 04/05/2018

If you liked yesterday’s weather, then you’ll love today. More of the same on tap. High clouds, a bit of wind.
Tonight the action begins, albeit slowly. The irony is as thick as last winter’s snowpack. After a season with near record-setting dryness, here we are approaching closing weekend at the resort and we’ve got another approaching storm like the one two weeks ago with potentially record-setting moisture.
Here’s the breakdown: After midnight tonight through mid-day tomorrow 2-5″ of snow will fall, with rain lines near 9,000′. Tomorrow afternoon we get a lull in precipitation, with swampy warm conditions, and a chance for isolated thunderstorms. Saturday the atmospheric river begins to impact the area, first with exceptionally warm and moist air, then Saturday night into Sunday morning it’s an all-out alpine rager with very high precipitation rates. At the valley floors, we’ll see more rain, but near 12,000′ we could see a couple feet of snow falling overnight. Stay tuned, this season is going out with a bang.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 40
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, gusting to 30, West
    Sky Cover: Increasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 30
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, West
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 3″
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 40
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, West
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 2 to 4″ in AM
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 3″ in AM
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 2″ in AM