Mountain Weather for 11,000ft. Thursday 2/13

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 02/13/2020

At 6am we are still seeing some light snowfall with recent accumulations averaging around 2 inches. Colorado is under northwest flow with moisture streaming in and mostly producing snow in Northern Colorado. The Crested Butte area has been riding the line of either dry weather or clouds and light snow for a few days now. We will again be on the edge of that line today. Light snow looks to continue on the Aspen side of the Elk Mountains and further north in Colorado. Though some moisture looks to continue spilling into our area on Thursday so we can’t rule out the possibility of a little more light snowfall. The latest WRF Model Run shows a slight increase in upper level moister around mid-day, so I’ll hedge my bets with us landing on the more cloudy side of the line as well. Upper-level winds will also be increasing today, so above treeline elevations will see wind gusts in the 40 and 50mph range.

Dry weather works its way in for Friday, while upper-level winds decrease. Looks like we’ll then see more snow arriving by Sunday.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 21 to 25
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20 G40/ WNW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 1
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 1
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 4 to 8
    Winds/Direction: 7 to 17/ W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 24 to 28
    Winds/Direction: 7 to 17/WSW
    Sky Cover: Clear
    Irwin Snow: 0
    Elkton Snow: 0
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0