Mountain Weather February 14, 2018

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/14/2018

Make sure your loved ones get some powder today. Given this season, it’s about as good a gift as one could offer.  And if you miss the powder today, tomorrow’s going to be even better.
The closed low pressure that’s fueled snow showers over the last 48 hours is fading away into Baja leaving us with diminishing moisture this morning. Meanwhile, a more potent trough of low pressure currently over the Pacific Northwest sinks southward over the great basin today. This digging trough will deliver a strong winter storm starting this evening, lasting roughly 24 hours through Thursday evening. Strong southwest winds will kick off the blizzard this evening, then after midnight, the moisture will ramp up the winds will veer to our beloved west flow and we’ll see what happens from there. The models are looking impressive at this point with over a foot of snow expected for the high country.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 30
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, gusting to 30, Southwest
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 3″
    Elkton Snow: 2 to 4″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 2″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 20
    Winds/Direction: 20 to 30, gusting to 50, Westsouthwest
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 8 to 10″
    Elkton Snow: 6 to 8″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 6 to 8″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 20
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, gusting to 30, West
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 4 to 6″
    Elkton Snow: 3 to 5″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 4″