Mountain Weather For 11,000FT. Friday 3/27.

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 03/27/2020

The low-pressure system over the Great Basin will continue to slide towards Colorado today bringing an increase in cloud cover and light snowfall. The brutally fast jet stream will finally push to the east of Crested Butte in the middle of the day. Snowfall will be showery in nature for much of the day with some convective potential to increase snowfall rates. The flow will shift more westerly today and the air mass will cool to some degree. Snowfall totals do not look impressive but the area could pick up 5 to 9 inches by Saturday morning. Saturday the area will be under a cool northwest flow on the backside of this system which may keep light snow showers going for terrain that have positive orographics under northwest flow like Kebler Pass and Paradise Divide areas.

Skies will clear late Saturday and into Sunday morning before the next storm system approaches. Moisture will begin to reach Colorado sometime during the second half of Sunday. This storm does not currently look impressive, but we will watch it as it develops and moves closer to Colorado.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 25 to 29
    Winds/Direction: 9 to 19/WSW decreasing in afternoon
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 2 to 4″
    Elkton Snow: 2 to 4″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 4″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 6 to 10
    Winds/Direction: 6 to 16/NW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 2 to 4″
    Elkton Snow: 2 to 4″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 4″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 24 to 29
    Winds/Direction: 7 to 17/WNW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 3″
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 2″