Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/25/2018

Well, support for the Santa Makes Winter Great Campaign turned out to be a little low over the last couple of days. So now, Santa’s closed low is dropping down the California coast for some beach time early this morning. Drier air on southwest flow is being pushed into the area which could bring some breaks in the clouds today. Otherwise, we are still looking at a partly to mostly cloudy kind of day. Eventually, Santa’s Closed Low is going to make a stop on the Baja Border for a taco, then eventually move south and east of Colorado on Wednesday. Later in the week, a large low-pressure trough will continue to bring us unsettled weather.

What does this all mean for snow? Well, the storm’s energy is mostly staying south of Colorado. So we’ll be looking more at winds and orographics to turn the available moisture into snowflakes. Unfortunately, we don’t check that box as the wind directions are not the best for our local area. So, not a big hit of snow over the next 24hr, but we’ll still get some snow showers helping keep it fresh.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 27
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15 South
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 2
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 2
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 2

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 15
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20 SSE
    Sky Cover:
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 3
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 3
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 4

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 27
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15 WSW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 2 to 4
    Elkton Snow: 2 to 4
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3