Mountain Weather for 11,000ft. Wednesday 2/5

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/05/2020

Last night we had cold northerly flow plus clear skys adding additional radial cooling. That all adds up to low temperatures near -25 in the coldest valleys and negative teens in the mountains. We are currently tucked inside a low-pressure trough with some nice calm conditions. Generally light winds should continue for most of Wednesday with some partly cloudy sky developing.

Winds start ramping up Wednesday night as we land in the sights of the next storm. An Atmospheric River of moisture currently slamming into the NW United States, will start nosing into Colorado. That moisture feed is going to stay over the area from early Thursday morning through Friday. This event will begin with northerly flow and eventually become west-northwest flow by Friday. Strong upper-level winds and periods of high precipitation rates will create a legitimate winter storm.

Total water amounts with this storm look to be 1.2 to 2 inches. Big money, the favorable origrafics for Kebler Pass and Paradise Divide will help exceed those numbers. So we expect to measure the total snow amounts with our feet, and not those inches between your knuckles.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 8 to 12
    Winds/Direction: 8 to 18/NW
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: -3 to 1
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20/NW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 2
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 2
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 2

  • Tomorrow

    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