Mountain Weather for 11,000ft. Monday, April 15

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 04/15/2019

We were on the line with where the clouds set up yesterday and got slapped in the face when we fell to the wrong side. Today, moisture is again streaming towards Northern Colorado while models are showing dry air over Central and Southern Colorado. Satellite view current conditions at 5am this morning shows some clouds forming off of other mountain ranges in the upstream flow. Spring weather has been fickle and difficult to nail down lately, but I’m going to hedge my bets that by noon we’ll have mostly clear sky overhead for the rest of the day.

The pressure gradient remains tight overhead and we will again see those strong gusty winds in the alpine. They may die down a bit this morning, but expect them to pick up throughout the day. Those winds will help keep upper elevations feeling cooler, while high temperatures at 11,000ft will climb near 40 degrees.

The flow turns southwest by late this afternoon ahead of the next low-pressure trough. Warmer air will be streaming up overnight and we’ll see little to no freeze in the mountains. Clouds will be on the increase Tuesday as that low pressure moves it. On Tuesday Night and Wednesday that system moves well to our south leaving poor snow accumulations for our area. The next little storm moves in from the north on Thursday and looks to mostly stay to our east. Dry air moves back in for Friday and Saturday.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 38 to 42
    Winds/Direction: 12 to 22, G40, West
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 31 to 35
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, SW
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 38 to 42
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, SW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0