Mountain Weather For 11,000FT

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 01/27/2020

Light snowfall has started across the area early this morning. A quick trough will pass over Colorado today and offer a modest refresh to surface conditions. The high end of snowfall accumulations will reach about 5 inches by sunset for areas to the west and northwest of town and lesser amounts near and to the east. As the trough passes overhead, wind speeds will pick up from the northwest and transport the new snow. Snow may linger for areas favored by northwest flow on Monday evening but things will dry up by Tuesday.

On Tuesday a quick-moving ridge will move into the area but is expected to be short-lived before another low-pressure system heads towards Colorado on Wednesday. Wednesday’s trough may dive south of Colorado limiting potential snowfall but a stronger northwest flow will develop behind it offering a continued chance of snowfall for areas to the west and northwest of Crested Butte that have favorable orographics. This week doesn’t look impressive but continued light snowfall should keep riding conditions nice.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 24 to 28
    Winds/Direction: 8 to 18, WNW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 3 to 5
    Elkton Snow: 3 to 5
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 4

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 2 to 6
    Winds/Direction: 13 to 23, NW
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 1
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 1
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 23 to 27
    Winds/Direction: 4 to 14, WNW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0