Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 03/12/2019

The closed low-pressure system continues to inch its way slowly on to land near Baja. Heavy southerly flow is pushing moisture into the area with an inch or so around CB this morning. Light to moderate snowfall looks to continue during the day. Late on Tuesday and early Wednesday morning, a second system will drop down out of the northwest bringing cold air and will combine with the closed low near Colorado. This merging will help produce snowfall into Wednesday for the area and will bring a change in wind direction from the northwest and a dramatic increase in wind speeds. Total accumulations by Wednesday night will range from 10 to 18 inches across the mountains surrounding Crested Butte. As this merging system moves out, we will be left with below average temperatures on Thursday.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 30 to 35
    Winds/Direction: 4 to 14, S
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 4 to 6″
    Elkton Snow: 4 to 6″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 4 to 6″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 19 to 24
    Winds/Direction: 8 to 18, SSW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 3″
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 24 to 29
    Winds/Direction: 12 to 22 G40, NW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 5 to 7″
    Elkton Snow: 5 to 7″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 4″