Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/13/2019

A complicated, multi-stage storm will drop significant snow accompanied by strong westerly winds today through tomorrow. A well defined stream of moisture with origins near Hawaii will arc over Northern California and slam into the Elk Mountains riding a 170-200kt jet (impressive!) today, with models showing the heaviest snowfall early Saturday morning. Today, light snow will generally continue, with areas near Kebler and Schofield Passes will seeing the most steady orographic snow continue most of the day. Around sunset, snowfall with taper, before the next wallop arrives Friday night into Saturday. West-Northwest winds will continue to gust into the 40-50mph range above timberline throughout this event. Temperatures will remain quite mild in the mid to upper 20s and may even even rise into the lower 30s with the the moister airmass tomorrow. Today, look for daytime snow accumulations less than 6”, but the main event Friday night into Saturday should not disappoint. Total storm snow accumulations look to easily exceed 20” across the high terrain surrounding Crested Butte by Sunday morning.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 20-25
    Winds/Direction: 20 G40-50/WNW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 3-6″
    Elkton Snow: 3-6″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2-4″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 20-25
    Winds/Direction: 20 G40-50/WNW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 4-8″
    Elkton Snow: 4-8″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 3-6″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 25-30
    Winds/Direction: 25 G50-60
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 4-8″
    Elkton Snow: 4-8″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 3-6″