Mountain Weather For 11,000FT

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/10/2020

A couple of inches of snow fell yesterday and last night across the forecast area with snow currently falling lightly. The current snow production is from the northerly system that began impacting the area yesterday and it will linger through the first half of the day. The area could pick up an additional few inches by the afternoon. Winds remain elevated near and above treeline, but are forecasted to drop off sometime this afternoon.

The closed low-pressure system in southern California is stumbling to the east towards Arizona and New Mexico. Given the current trajectory, the Crested Butte area will struggle to pick up significant accumulations. The system will pass well south of our area and an eastern flow will develop which is unproductive for snowfall for Crested Butte. The southern San Juans and Front Range often fair much better from storms like this. Even though this system looks unproductive, the second part of this week and weekend should offer more opportunities for snowfall.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 24 to 28
    Winds/Direction: 8-18/W decreasing in the afternoon
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 1-3″
    Elkton Snow: 1-3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0-2″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 1 to 5
    Winds/Direction: 4-14/E
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0-2″
    Elkton Snow: 0-2″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0-2″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 23 to 27
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15/SE
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0″
    Elkton Snow: 0″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 – trace”