Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/29/2020

Mostly sunny skies today with moderate westerly winds. Temperatures will once again LEAP into the upper 30s at 11,000ft. This afternoon, expect to see some high clouds begin to stream into the Elks from the west, ahead of tomorrow’s anticipated storm. A low-pressure system will move onshore to the Pacific Northwest today, then split. One piece of the storm will be ejected south, creating a closed low-pressure system that will swirl its way across the Great Basin and impact our mountains tomorrow.

Light snow may start as early as tomorrow morning, but the bulk of the moisture does not look to arrive until about sunset Sunday. Accumulations may fall heavily for short periods of time, but total accumulations do not look all the impressive. Maybe 4-8” in the most favored areas west and north of Crested Butte. Looking ahead, next week appears mostly dry as the jet stream lifts across the northern states and Canadian border.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 35 to 40
    Winds/Direction: 10-20/WSW
    Sky Cover: Increasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 15 to 20
    Winds/Direction: 15-25/WSW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0-1″
    Elkton Snow: 0-1″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0-1″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 23 to 28
    Winds/Direction: 10-20/NW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 4-8″
    Elkton Snow: 3-6″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2-5″