Mountain Weather For 11,000FT. Thursday 3/12.

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 03/12/2020

Last evening brought a round of light rain to valley bottoms around Crested Butte which sure feels out of place for the first half of March. Sometime after midnight, the light rain turned back to snow for the lowest elevations. Light snowfall is expected to continue for the morning but should taper off before the afternoon. Cloud cover will briefly decrease this afternoon before building overnight.

A low-pressure system off the California coast will make its way inland on Thursday afternoon and spread precipitation across Colorado on Friday morning. Snowfall is expected to last through the first half of Saturday. Forecast models are currently showing a range of 6 to 12 inches by Saturday morning with this system favoring areas to the west and north of Crested Butte. Saturday might just be a legitimate powder day.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 36 to 40
    Winds/Direction: 8-18/W
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0-1″
    Elkton Snow: 0-1″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0-trace

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 21 to 25
    Winds/Direction: 3-13/S
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0″
    Elkton Snow: 0″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 30 to 34
    Winds/Direction: 5-15/SW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 4-8″
    Elkton Snow: 4-8″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 3-6″