Mountain Weather for 11,000ft. Thursday 2/6

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/06/2020

The Great Northern Pineapple is arriving. A huge arc of moister is streaming from near Hawaii, up to the Northwestern US, then down through Washington, Idaho, Wyoming and finally Colorado. That moisture is on quite the journey and will be turning into lots of snowflakes over the next 48 hours. This looks to be a significant winter storm. The jet stream will be overhead and helping create an unstable atmosphere for snow production, but the largest snow totals are going to be from Oragraphics. So this Northwest to West-Northwest flow is going to favor the Kebler Pass and Paradise Divide. We’ll see snow numbers stacking up later today with the peek precipitation looking to be late-Thursday into Friday.

Alpine winds are going to be cranking during this entire storm. Upper elevation wind gusts will be hitting the 60’s on Thursday and further increasing into the 70’s and 80’s Thursday night into Friday. Those winds will mix down into the valleys and create blizzard conditions as well late Thursday into Friday.

Late Friday starts to dry out and clearing weather continues into Saturday.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 18 to 22
    Winds/Direction: 15 to 25 G50/WNW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 5 to 7
    Elkton Snow: 4 to 6
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 4 to 6

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 12 to 16
    Winds/Direction: 15 to 25 G60/NW
    Sky Cover:
    Irwin Snow: 10 to 15
    Elkton Snow: 10 to 15
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 5 to 8

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 20 to 24
    Winds/Direction: 15 to 25 G60/WNW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 12 to 17
    Elkton Snow: 10 to 15
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 5 to 8