Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/09/2020

A weak system and associated cold front are oozing south through Colorado today. This will bring cooling temperatures and light snowfall for the Crested Butte area. Snowfall today is expected to produce up to 4 or so inches of accumulations on the high end. Winds are forecasted to remain out of the southwest today at much more reasonable speeds than yesterday, but they will likely still be strong enough at ridgetops to transport some snow.

A more substantial low-pressure system further to out west will begin impacting the area on Sunday night. This system is expected to close off and separate from the jetstream and wobble from southern California towards Arizona and New Mexico. You can expect modest snowfall from Sunday night through about Tuesday morning. This system has a decent amount of moisture but is forecasted to track in a less-favorable direction for snow production in Crested Butte, but trajectories for closed low-pressure systems can be tricky.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 23 to 27
    Winds/Direction: 5-15/SW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 2-4″
    Elkton Snow: 2-4″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2-4″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 8 to 12
    Winds/Direction: 5-15/SW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 2-4″
    Elkton Snow: 2-4″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2-4″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 26 to 30
    Winds/Direction: 10-20/WSW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 2-4″
    Elkton Snow: 2-4″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2-4″