Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/15/2020

We will see high and midlevel clouds stream into the Elk Mountains today, increasing towards sunset. Temperatures will once again climb toward the freezing mark, with lower elevations this afternoon poking into the mid 30s. Westerly winds have increased overnight and will continue to be on the rise ahead of our next big snowmaker arriving tonight with average speeds in the 30-40mph, gusts into the 60s.

This storm is taking a similar trajectory as last week’s big snow event. A plume of moisture arching across the northern states will arrive tonight, favoring the Steamboat mountains and Flattops, but we will get in on the action with heavy snowfall expected Sunday and Monday. Pacific moisture, the overhead Jet stream and our mountains enhancing the incoming snowfall with additional forcing will squeeze significant snowfall produce 1-2 feet by Tuesday. Snowfall should begin just after midnight Sunday with intensifying snow really getting cranking after sunrise. Stay tuned as accumulations and timing may shift over the next 24 hours.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 28 to 33
    Winds/Direction: 25-35 G60/W
    Sky Cover: Increasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 10 to 15
    Winds/Direction: 20-30 G50
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 2-4″
    Elkton Snow: 2-4″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1-3″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 20-25
    Winds/Direction: 15-25/NW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 4-8″
    Elkton Snow: 3-6″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 3-6″