Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/22/2018

Snow began to fall yesterday afternoon around Irwin at 2 pm and tapered off last night, but early this morning snowfall is picking back up. As of 5 am, areas to the west of Crested Butte have picked up around 5″ new but CBMR is sitting at a measly 1″. Areas to the west and north of town, per usual, will do best. Today you can expect snowfall for the first half of the day, around 2 to 5 additional inches, and diminish throughout the afternoon. Snowfall will stop by the evening. Immediately on the heels of today’s quick disturbance is a second shortwave trough slated to push through the area during midday tomorrow offering a few more inches of accumulation on Sunday. Looking ahead it looks like a significant Pacific system will begin to impact the region beginning on Christmas Day. Whoop Whoop! We are back in the snow!

  • Today

    High Temperature: 20 to 25
    Winds/Direction: 12 to 22, W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 2 to 5
    Elkton Snow: 2 to 5
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 5

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: -2 to 3
    Winds/Direction: 7 to 17, W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 20 to 25
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 2
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 2
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 2