Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 01/25/2019

Cold, and moist northwest flow continued to produce cold smoke into the evening in favored mountains west of Crested Butte. Cold temperatures and moderate northwesterly winds will drop windchills into the -30ºF range as last night’s weak system slowly departs. We are squeezing any potential moisture out by the skin of our teeth with favorable orographics. A big, dreaded ridge of high pressure sits to our west, and the large scale trough lingers across the eastern half of the nation. Looking ahead, that westerly ridge slides overhead, bringing mostly dry conditions this weekend, with the next potential storm later next week.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 10-15
    Winds/Direction: 15-25/NW G 40s
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 1-3″
    Elkton Snow: 1-3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0-2″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 0-5
    Winds/Direction: 10-20/NW G40s
    Sky Cover: Decreasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0-1″
    Elkton Snow: 0-1″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0-1″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 18-23
    Winds/Direction: 5-15/NW
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0