Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

Date: 02/11/2019

The current system showed up a bit late this morning with snowfall just starting to the west of Crested Butte around 4 am. This storm still looks to drop a few inches across the forecast area but snow totals are looking meager with 2 to 5 inches expected. Snowfall looks to taper off by noon today. Tuesday into Wednesday morning is looking dry with the next approaching system arriving on Wednesday night. Expect several days of wet and unsettled weather lasting through the weekend. Meteorologists have been using the “atmospheric river” term for the upcoming stormy period, but they have low confidence as the model runs are not consistent. Keep your fingers crossed that things will line up for the Crested Butte area to get hammered by snow later this week.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 11 to 16
    Winds/Direction: 12 to 22, W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 3 to 5″
    Elkton Snow: 3 to 5″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 4″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: -5 to 0
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 19 to 24
    Winds/Direction: 13 to 23, SW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0