Mountain Weather for 11,000ft April 2, 2018

Date: 04/02/2018

Get ready for the wind baby, it’s going to get nasty out there later today. Let’s start with last night though, we had another week freeze above 11,000ft and mostly above freezing low temperatures at weather stations below that elevation. Looks like there were a few pockets of colder air. Today will start off with partly cloudy sky and climbing temperatures back near 40 degrees at 11,000ft. Then we will see the winds start ramping up as pressure gradients tighten ahead of a low-pressure trough. Westerly winds will be gusting into the 50s and up, with peak gusts being reached tonight. Those strong winds will also start mixing down into the valleys this afternoon. We could also see a dusting of snow towards the end of the day. A cold front will make its way into the area tonight and bring a big drop in temperatures tomorrow. Skys look to clear on Tuesday.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 45
    Winds/Direction: 15 to 25 G40, West
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 15
    Winds/Direction: 15 to 25 G 50, West Northwest
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 2
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 1
    Friend’s Hut Snow: o to 1

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 28
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, West
    Sky Cover: Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0