Mountain Weather for 11,000ft. Saturday, April 13

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 04/13/2019

A large trough is currently hanging out over the Intermountain West. Moisture associated with this trough has the potential to keep partly to mostly cloudy sky in our area for Saturday. As of 5am a thick band of clouds is passing through Western Colorado. We should see upper level clearing behind this band of clouds around sunset, though low valley clouds are showing up and will take longer to dissipate. After any cleaning this morning, daytime heating and convection may turn the available moisture into clouds and take us back to somewhere around partly cloudy for the day. High temperatures today only look to hit around 32 degrees in the mountains, but that strong April Sun will make it feel much warmer.

Dry air moves into the area for Saturday night as a weak ridge builds in for the next few days. This ridge looks to keep most of the available moisture just to our north. It’s looking like some sunny weather for Sunday, but we could be right on the edge of those clouds to our north. High temperatures will increase a few degrees on Sunday. By Monday the flow will have turned southwest and we’ll see those temperatures take another good jump well above freezing in the mountains.

At the moment, a copy of the weather from last week looks to be the same forecast for this upcoming week. After dry weather to start off the week, a low-pressure trough sets up by the midweek. Bringing a return for snow showers and a cold front moving in to drop those temperatures back down.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 29 to 33
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, W
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 1
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 1
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 14 to 18
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 31 to 35
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, W
    Sky Cover:
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0