Mountain Weather for 11,000ft. Wednesday 1/1

CB Avalanche CenterWeather

Date: 01/01/2020

The new year is starting off just right with an incoming winter storm. A strong jet stream is pulling Pacific Moisture into the area on northwest flow. We’ll see snowfall get going for our area around mid-day, which is a few hours earlier than forecasted yesterday. As that snow gets going, strong winds aloft will create some blustery conditions at upper elevations. NW to W orographic will initially kick in and favor the Kebler Pass and Paradise Divide areas. Snowfall rates will pick up across the whole forecast area late this afternoon as a cold front also descends over Colorado. Lite snowfall continues for Thursday. Cold temperatures during this whole period should create some great snow, with low water content. Drier weather moves in Thursday night through Saturday.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 22 to 26, WNW
    Winds/Direction: 15 to 25 G35, WNW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 3 to 5
    Elkton Snow: 2 to 4
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 8 to 12
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, W
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 5 to 8
    Elkton Snow: 5 to 8
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 3 to 5

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 16 to 20
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, NW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 2 to 4
    Elkton Snow: 2 to 4
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 1 to 3