Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 01/01/2019

The New Years storm will begin to clear out of the central Rockies by midday, as will most hangovers. The storm delivered 6-12” as expected across our zone under quiet calm conditions. The reinforcing cold front oozed its way into the Elk Mountains throughout the evening hours, ticking snowfall rates, increasing winds and dragging with it some arctic air. Temperatures are below zero in the Alpine and will struggle to climb into double digits today. Winds should remain tolerable, but windchill will be biting.

Cold, dry, arctic high pressure takes hold for the first few days of 2019, but our eyes are now turning to the subtropical Pacific where our next batch of moisture is organizing. This weekend system will be much warmer, and we may deal will heavy wet snow and rain/snow lines and potentially freezing rain at lower elevations. Stay tuned, still quite a ways out.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 12
    Winds/Direction: 10-15/SE
    Sky Cover: Decreasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 1-3″
    Elkton Snow: 1-3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0-2″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: -3
    Winds/Direction: 5-15/NE
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 18
    Winds/Direction: 0-10/NE
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0