Mountain Weather For 11,000FT

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/03/2020

Today will start out with mild temperatures and gusty southwest winds. Cloud cover will continue to build early this morning ahead of the low-pressure system just to our west in Utah. Model runs continue to show modest snow accumulations with possibly a few short bursts of heavy snow during frontal passage. Snowfall totals today will range from 3 to 5 inches across the forecast area. Winds will be strong up high through the middle part of the day from the southwest but will relax once the flow turns to the northwest in the afternoon. Expect high temperatures to happen early in the day before the passage of the front. Snowfall will begin just before lunch and continue through about sunset. Snowfall after sunset will be light and favor areas in the Ruby range as the flow turns northwesterly.

Snowfall will linger into Tuesday under northwest flow but accumulations look light. Wednesday looks to be a dry day before a moist northwest flow sets up over Colorado for the second half of the week. This system might produce healthy accumulations for areas to the west and north of town that are best situated for northwest flow events from about Thursday through Saturday. Let’s all do a snow dance, cross our fingers and toes then maybe the system at the end of the week will provide a few legitimate powder days!

  • Today

    High Temperature: 23 to 27
    Winds/Direction: 15 to 25, G50 SW transitioning to NW in afternoon
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 3 to 5
    Elkton Snow: 3 to 5
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 3 to 5

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: -4 to 0
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, WNW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 2
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 2
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 4 to 8
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, E
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 1
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 1
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1