Mountain Weather for 11,000ft Wednesday 11/27/2019

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 11/27/2019

Well, hands up emoji right off the bat this morning. My previous excitement for a large storm rolling in with the Thanksgiving Turkey needs to be dampened a bit. We’ve got snow in the forecast, but we just have to exercise some patience.

Winds overnight have calmed as they make the switch from westerly to the increasing southwest flow. A large storm over the West Coast will put us in southwest flow for the next couple of days. There is some moisture about so we may see some dustings of snow, but mostly just enough moisture to keep clouds in the forecast. Some good news is a rebound in the frigid temperatures we have seen lately as highs today reach into the 20’s at 11,000ft.

Wednesday and Thursday’s weather will be similar. So let’s move on to Friday so we can talk about snow baby! That’s when the snow looks to start stacking up for our area. We’ll still be in a southerly wind direction initially which isn’t the best direction for our area, but other factors associated with the storm moving through should help bring some good snow accumulations to the area. We could currently throw out 6 to 12” of snow in the mountains from late morning Friday to Saturday morning, with continued accumulating snow on the weekend. Better details will start emerging for this storm in the weather report on Thursday and Friday.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 21 to 25
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, SW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 1
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 1
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 17 to 21
    Winds/Direction: 15 to 20, S
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 1
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 1
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 27 to 31
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, SE
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 2
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 2
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3