Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/22/2019

The anticipated storm arrived last night, and light snow will continue to fall, especially in the typically snow favored areas to the west and north of Crested Butte in the Kebler and Schofield Pass areas. Unfortunately, the San Juans in this south-southwest flow very efficiently wring out the snow sponge, leaving us with the leftovers. With this storm, the San Juans are getting plastered, and we will be lucky and steal more than 4-8” from this southerly tracking closed low pressure by Saturday mid-day. Models have been waffling over the last 48hrs, yesterday they backed off precipitation, now they are bringing back more precipitation by Saturday midday. Northwest winds look to increase tomorrow as the storm exits. Looking toward the rest of the weekend, the atmosphere will dry out, potentially letting the elusive sun to shine for the first time in a number of days. Temperatures will also slowly rebound, and southwest winds look light. More light snow is not out of the question into next week, keeping skiing and riding conditions superb.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 15-20
    Winds/Direction: 10-20/SW G40s
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 4-6″
    Elkton Snow: 2-4″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2-4″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: -5 to 0
    Winds/Direction: 5-15/NW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 2-4″
    Elkton Snow: 0-2″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0-2″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 15-20
    Winds/Direction: 15-25/NW
    Sky Cover: Decreasing clouds
    Irwin Snow: 0-1″
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0