Mountain Weather

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/17/2018

It looks to be a cooker out there today. Temperatures will spike mid morning and climb into the upper 30s today at 11,000ft, and even at 12,500ft, temperature look to rise into the upper 20s. Strong solar radiation and decreasing west winds will contribute to the thaw. Tomorrow will be much like today. but even warmer, before our next storm system rolls into the Elk Mountains. Getting an expert second opinion from Joel Gratz of Open Snow at the informal lecture last night, all the boxes are looking to be checked with this storm (favorable jet stream, vorticity, orograhics-WSW, and moisture. Temperatures look a little less than ideal-too cold, but that may evolve.) Should be interesting to watch play out!

  • Today

    High Temperature: 36
    Winds/Direction: 5-15/W
    Sky Cover: Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 30
    Winds/Direction: 10-25/W
    Sky Cover: Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 40
    Winds/Direction: 15-25/W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0