Mountain Weather for 11,000ft. Wednesday 3/18

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 03/18/2020

A dynamic spring storm is making its way through the Great Basin towards Colorado today. Energy will split with the stronger northern Low “slinging” the southern Low into our area. Timing and track of these types of storms are crucial to snowfall amounts and there remains a bit of uncertainty regarding both of those factors. One thing is certain and that is large amounts of moisture will be available. Clouds will thicken today with accumulating snow holding off until this evening.

Snowfall ramps up tonight and into tomorrow as the flow will shift from south to west with colder air filtering in. The heaviest snow for our area will most likely occur after the winds switch, allowing orographics to lift available moisture. Plan on overcast skies, gusty winds and snowfall throughout the day tomorrow with below-average temperatures.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 37 to 41
    Winds/Direction: 8 to 18/ SSW
    Sky Cover: Increasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 1″
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 1″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 20 to 24
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 10/ S switching to W
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 3 to 7″
    Elkton Snow: 3 to 7″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 5″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 26 to 30
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20/ W G30
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 5 to 10″
    Elkton Snow: 5 to 10″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 3 to 7″