Mountain Weather for 11,000ft April 7, 2018

Date: 04/07/2018

Aaa, nothing like the tat tat of rain on the roof. My favorite….Not! Well, we had best get used to it because we are launching into a warm and wet storm. Northern California is getting slammed by an atmospheric river. That fire hose of moisture is going to make its way across the western US and line of for Colorado. Creating some intense precipitation late this afternoon and into Sunday morning. Warm air is also pushing into the area, raising the freezing level up high to around 11,500ft. So more tat tat tat on the roof today as we’ll see a mix of light rain and broken clouds. Much of the incoming moisture this afternoon and tonight will also fall as rain. Hopefully, the high precipitation rates around sunset help push the snow line down, but that snow/rain line could be around 11,000ft. A cold front will push into the area around 4 am on Sunday morning lowering the rain/snow line. The next much smaller storm looks to push through northern Colorado on Monday before a high-pressure ridge brings dry weather to our area on Tuesday.
Bottom line: We have a big storm lined up that is forecasted to bring significant snow accumulations above 12,000ft and rain below 11,000ft.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 38
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, West Southwest
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 3, or just rain?
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 3
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 25
    Winds/Direction: 15 to 25, West
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 6 to 12
    Elkton Snow: 6 to 12
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 6 to 12

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 34
    Winds/Direction: 15 to 25, West Northwest
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 3
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 3
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3