Mountain Weather for 11,000ft. Thursday 12/12.

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/12/2019

We have another cold morning. Partly cloudy sky overnight helped those low temps again drop down to near 0 in the valleys and the low teens in the mountains. A Pacific river of moisture has made its way into the US and will give us a nice spray here in Colorado to close out the week. Clouds will be thickening on Thursday with some light snowfall late this afternoon. Then the action gets going on Thursday Night into Friday Morning. The snowfall ramps up on Thursday night, and by Friday morning we’ll have, good available moisture, good upper-level jet support, and WNW orographics kicking in. This all should line up for some heavy pulses of snow on Friday morning. The wind speeds will also be elevated during this time so get ready for some real winter storm conditions during the early AM hours of Friday.

The hose of moisture streaming into Colorado looks to falter a bit for a period of time on Friday. If this happens we’ll see an associate lull in snowfall. That moisture stream then realigns Friday Afternoon and into Saturday with an even better round of snow. By Sunday the moisture currently looks to sag south of our area, otherwise, we could see snow continue towards the end of the weekend if that moisture stays further north in later forecast model runs.

  • Today

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

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 16 to 20
    Winds/Direction: 15 to 25 G40, West
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 5 to 8
    Elkton Snow: 5 to 8
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 4 to 7

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 20 to 24
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, West
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 2 to 4
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 3
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3