Mountain Weather for 11,000ft. Thursday 12/26

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 12/26/2019

Santa’s storm is moving out with total snow numbers in the 2” to 7” range across our forecast area. On Thursday the upper atmosphere will be mostly dried out, but lower-level moisture looks to linger a bit longer. So if low-level clouds clear out we’ll get some nice windows of sun today. Otherwise, winds look to remain fairly light today and mountain temperatures will climb to the low 20’s.

A closed low is coming onshore over Southern California. This low will track south of Colorado tonight, and eventually get absorbed into a deep low-pressure trough on Friday. Southern Colorado will again get the best snow out of this one. Though, this morning, models are showing some good moisture pushing north and into our area on Friday too. Unfortunately, we don’t look to get mush storm energy and the wind direction looks to be due south. So, we’ll get some snow for our area too, but nothing impressive. The wind direction flips a 180 late on Friday and will become north. Maybe during this time, we’ll eek out a couple bonus inches of snow in the western forecast area with the more favorable wind direction.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 21 to 25
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, SW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 2
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 2
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 2

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 6 to 10
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, SSE
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 2
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 2
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 2

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 22 to 26
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, S
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 2 to 4
    Elkton Snow: 2 to 4
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 4