Mountain Weather for 11,000ft April 6, 2018

Date: 04/06/2018

Here we go folks, this is going to be weird. The 2017/18 well below average winter is coming back in, as a hot wet mess. A big old plume of moisture will be streaming into Colorado through the weekend. We’ll see snowfall pick up this morning and last through the day with the rain/snow line rising toward 10,000ft this afternoon. Precipitation decreases on Saturday as warm air pushes in. Rain, rain, rain, ew. Hopefully not very much of it on Saturday as the freezing level will be near 12,000ft. Available moisture really picks up Saturday night and this is going to be the most fun part of this weather event to watch. We’re talking lots of precipitation in some big convective cells. Rain levels will be high before a cold front pushes in early on Sunday. The rain/snow line will drop back down on Sunday and snow intensity will really ramp up for a few hours as the cold front moves through. Precipitation looks to last through Monday before a high-pressure ridge moves in by Tuesday.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 34
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, West
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 4 to 6
    Elkton Snow: 4 to 6
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 3 to 5

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 29
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, West
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 3 to 5
    Elkton Snow: 3 to 5
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 4

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 40
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, West Southwest
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 3″ above 11,500ft
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 3″ above 11,500ft
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3″ above 11,500ft