Mountain Weather

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 03/04/2018

It will be hard to believe looking out your window this morning that snow will fall midday.  A sharp cold front slowed yesterday over Utah, and today will ride a strong jet stream aloft into Colorado.  Model runs of this storm over the last few days have begun to shy off precipitation as the Wasatch wrings this stalled system dry. The exact timing of this cold front is somewhat uncertain, but will be obvious when it passes midday to early afternoon.  Strong winds and intense snowfall will signal the front (maybe even some thundersnow?), and cold air will rush in behind the front.  Daytime highs may be reached this morning, before the cold front, with temperatures set to drop to the single digits tonight. Cold, northwest flow will linger through the night and minor orographics for Kebler and Schofield Passes cannot be ruled out.  Looking ahead, we have a dry and warm week on tap, with potentially another weak storm toward next weekend.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 33
    Winds/Direction: 20-30 G50/SW
    Sky Cover: Increasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 3-6″
    Elkton Snow: 3-6″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2-4″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 5
    Winds/Direction: 15-25/WNW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0-2″
    Elkton Snow: 0-2″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0-1″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 15
    Winds/Direction: 10-20/WNW
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0