Mountain Weather for 11,000ft Monday, December 30th

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/30/2019

Yikes…..-30 in Crested Butte this morning. Temperatures hit the coldest of the year last night ranging from -30 to -single digits. Today will be sunny which should help to make it feel warmer than the nasty air temperatures suggest. Winds look to remain light which unfortunately will not help displace any of the cold air pooling in valley bottoms. If you are able to get out of valley bottoms today, the high temperatures will feel reasonable, but the lowest terrain will struggle to reach much above 0. Be sure to manage your finger, toes, and noses to prevent cold injury.

Now for the good news…a series of disturbances will begin impacting the area on Wednesday afternoon and produce snowfall through Friday. It still a bit early to get too excited but moisture looks ample coupled with a strong jet stream to support good snow production. Time will tell but it looks like 2020 is going to get rolling with a snowy start.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 12 to 16
    Winds/Direction: 3 to 13, NW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: -3 to -7
    Winds/Direction: 3 to 13, N
    Sky Cover: Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 19 to 23
    Winds/Direction: 4 to 14, WNW
    Sky Cover: Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0