Mountain Weather For 11,000FT. Monday 2/17

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 02/17/2020

Current storm totals range from about 3 to 9 inches across the forecast area. Satellite imagery shows a zonal flow in place straight from the west, but moisture is currently lacking. Snowfall will taper off early this morning which will give way to scattered snow showers for the rest of the day with minimal accumulations. Strong westerly winds have been blowing 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 at mountain tops. Another brief period of snowfall will develop late tonight and into Tuesday morning, but will struggle to produce much more than just a few inches of snow.

Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be cool and dry days with some sunshine. The next storm to impact the area will arrive on Wednesday night from the southwest but currently, this system is not looking particularly productive for the Crested Butte area. We will keep an eye on this system as it moves closer to Colorado.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 24 to 28
    Winds/Direction: 10-20/W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0-2″
    Elkton Snow: 0-2″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0-2″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 4 to 8
    Winds/Direction: 5-15/W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 1-3″
    Elkton Snow: 1-3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1-3″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 20 to 24
    Winds/Direction: 5-15/W
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0″
    Elkton Snow: 0″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0″