Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/24/2019

The Christmas storm is now at our doorstep. A trough has made it’s way inland across California and will send moisture and precipitation to the Crested Butte area today and Wednesday. Snow is already falling on Irwin and CBMR cams this morning. Expect snowfall to remain light and showery today with minimal accumulations. The strongest period of snowfall will happen tonight after sunset and continue into Wednesday morning; anticipate most of the accumulating snowfall to pile up during this period but light snow should continue through sunset on Christmas. Southwesterly winds during this period look reasonable yet strong enough to drift the new snow at ridgetops onto leeward terrain.
The closed low-pressure system mentioned the past few days should reach the Four Corners areas on Friday, but the track and impact of this system are a bit uncertain. Systems like this are generally not big producers for the Crested Butte area, but at least the pattern will remain active into the weekend and offer additional opportunities for snowfall.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 28 to 32
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, SW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 2
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 2
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 15 to 19
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, SSW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 4 to 7
    Elkton Snow: 4 to 7
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 3 to 6

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 23 to 27
    Winds/Direction: 8 to 18, WSW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 2 to 4
    Elkton Snow: 2 to 4
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3