Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/26/2018

The closed low is currently in Southern Arizona. This system has been streaming good moisture into Western Colorado overnight and that moisture stream is currently just west of our area. Snow is stacking up on the Grand Masa overnight, with light snow in Irwin at 5am. Of course, the snow is stacking up in the San Juans too. What about us you ask? Well, the band of snow is sooo close. Yet models don’t show it pushing east this morning before it dissipates. If that band of snow does push a little east than we should see some snow stack up on the west to northwest border of our forecast area. As the closed low moves east today, wind direction will flip a 180 and increase out of the north this afternoon. We have another small shot of snow later this afternoon. Then we’ll see a brief drying trend late Wednesday night or early Thursday ahead of the next low-pressure trough that will continue unsettled weather into the weekend.

With the current closed low. Our forecast area is kind of getting the donut hole treatment. If that makes you unhappy, go eat a donut.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 25
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20. South AM, North Pm
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 2 to 4
    Elkton Snow: 2 to 4
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 10
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15 NW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 2
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 2
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 2

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 20
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15 W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 2
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 2
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 2