Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

Date: 01/12/2019

A very interesting and unusual weather scenario has been unfolding at the higher levels of the atmosphere yesterday, overnight, and continuing today. Somewhat rare northeasterly flow is drawing moisture from a strengthening “upslope” storm event on the Front Range, and bringing it back over to the western slope. Although we will not see impressive snowfall, we may sneak out a few more flakes over the course of the day. However, uncertainty is high with this rare pattern, so be prepared for surprises, especially if day time heating spurs some convective snow showers. Models do indicate our forecast area could pick up a quick 1-3” this afternoon and before moisture dissipates this evening. Temperatures should remain mild, and winds well behaved in the 5-15mph range.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 15-20
    Winds/Direction: 0-10/NE
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 1-3″ PM
    Elkton Snow: 1-3″ PM
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1-3″ PM

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 3-5
    Winds/Direction: 5-15/SE
    Sky Cover: Decreasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0-1″
    Elkton Snow: 0-1″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0-1″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 20-25
    Winds/Direction: 5-15/WSW
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0