Mountain Weather For 11,000FT. Saturday 4/11.

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 04/11/2020

Today will start with pleasant spring weather under clear skies. The ample sunshine will create modest high temperatures that will fall short of the high temps we experienced the past few days. Expect winds to be on the increase today. A large trough is knocking on our doorstep from the north. This system will begin impacting the area late this afternoon with clouds building before sunset. Snowfall will start in earnest right about midnight. A strong cold front will bring a period of moderate snowfall on Saturday night but will taper off to light precipitation for Sunday. Snowfall will linger through Sunday for areas to the west and north of Crested Butte that are favored for orographic snowfall under northwest flow. Total accumulations should provide a nice improvement to riding conditions with favored areas receiving up to 8 inches by the end of Sunday. Air temperatures will be unseasonably cool Sunday through about Tuesday with high temperatures at 11,000 feet just barely reaching the freezing mark.

The rest of the week looks to offer a mixed bag of conditions with northern Colorado picking up additional snowfall. The central mountains of Colorado will sit on the edge of this moisture while the southern part of the state will remain dry. No significant snowfall is expected through the workweek.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 39 to 43
    Winds/Direction: 7 to 17/W G30
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0″
    Elkton Snow: 0″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 18 to 22
    Winds/Direction: 9 to 19/WNW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 5 to 7″
    Elkton Snow: 5 to 7″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 4 to 6″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 27 to 31
    Winds/Direction: 12 to 22/WNW G40
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 3″
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3″