Mountain Weather for 11,000ft February 5th, 2018

Date: 02/05/2018

Westerly winds have ramped up early this morning creating some gusty conditions down in the valleys. The high-pressure ridge is sliding west as a low-pressure trough moves into the area for the Monday, Tuesday timeframe. We will definitely get some winds and clouds and should even see some snow out of this one! We may see an inch or two of new snow this morning, but things don’t look to pick up until this evening. Our forecast area is looking a bit far south of the main action, so I’m not to optimistic about seeing the larger end of forecasted snow totals. The Aspen end of the Elk Mountains and Northern Sawatch look to be the most favored for the Central Mountains. Available moisture starts drying out through Tuesday as we move back into northwest flow on the edge of the high presser ridge to the west. We’ll see some clouds and wind this week but nothing in the form of snow. Next weekend looks like the next chance for accumulating snow.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 32
    Winds/Direction: 15 to 25/West
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: Tr to 2
    Elkton Snow: Tr to 2
    Friend’s Hut Snow: Tr to 2

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 20
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20/West
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 3 to 6
    Elkton Snow: 3 to 6
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 4

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 25
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20/West
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 2
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 2
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 2