Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/02/2019

After a string of mild days and nearly calm winds in the mountains, the next storm system making landfall along the California coast today will spread thickening high clouds across our area and increasing southwesterly winds will throughout the day. Valley inversions will break down slightly faster today with the extra cloud cover. Precipitation does not reach the Elk Mountains until around midnight tonight, and when it does will fall unusually warm and wet. Areas above 7,000ft will avoid raindrops. Although carrying abundant moisture, this storm system moves quickly and should depart late Sunday, however, moist westerly flow remains and could produce lingering orographic snow into Monday. Accumulations at 11,000ft will favor Kebler and Schofield Passes, where 10-20” look possible. Elsewhere, 3-6” looks realistic.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 28-33
    Winds/Direction: 10-20/WSW
    Sky Cover: Increasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 15-20
    Winds/Direction: 15-25 G40s
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 3-6″
    Elkton Snow: 1-3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1-3″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 25-30
    Winds/Direction: 20-30 SW G 60s
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 5-10″
    Elkton Snow: 4-8″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 3-6″