Mountain Weather For 11,000FT Tuesday, 1/21

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 01/21/2020

Light snow showers have developed around Crested Butte early this morning as a moist, but weak, shortwave trough pushes into Colorado from the southwest. The trough is expected to pass over the Continental Divide around midday as it heads eastward. Snowfall is currently looking modest with snowfall totals between 2 and 5 inches by Tuesday evening. After this first shortwave quickly passes by on Tuesday night, a westerly flow will develop overnight which will keep light, orographic snowfall going for mountains to the west and northwest of Crested Butte. A second shortwave trough will pass by northern Colorado on Wednesday and keep light snowfall lingering through the end of the day. Snowfall totals for Tuesday and Wednesday look to range from 3 to 10 inches range-wide.

A ridge will develop over the area by Friday keeping the area dry for a few days, but by next weekend we may see another round of snowfall.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 28 to 32
    Winds/Direction: 5 to 15, SW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 3 to 5
    Elkton Snow: 3 to 5
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 4

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 14 to 18
    Winds/Direction: 4 to 14, W
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 3
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 3
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 24 to 28
    Winds/Direction: 8 to 18, WNW
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 3
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 3
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3