Mountain Weather For 11,000FT. Wednesday 4/1.

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 04/01/2020

Wednesday will be a transitional day ahead of an approaching low-pressure system out of the Northwest. Cloud cover will increase some today ahead of the approaching system with warm temperatures and moderate, yet gusty winds, from the southwest. Cloud cover continues to increase on Wednesday night providing a blanket to insulate against radiational cooling. A stray shower is possible overnight.

The incoming storm system looks to impact the area around midday on Thursday as an associated cold front reaches the Crested Butte area. Moderate snowfall will likely accompany the cold front, but this pulse of snowfall will likely be short-lived. Light snow will linger through Thursday night and taper off through Friday morning. Expect air temperatures on Thursday night and Friday morning to be well below seasonal norms as the area will be under a cold northwest flow. Snowfall totals are looking rather meager by the time the system moves eastward.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 42 to 46
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20/WSW
    Sky Cover: Partly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0″
    Elkton Snow: 0″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 26 to 30
    Winds/Direction: 12 to 22/SW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to trace
    Elkton Snow: 0 to trace
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to trace

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 37 to 41
    Winds/Direction: 16 to 26/WSW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 2 to 4″
    Elkton Snow: 2 to 4″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 2 to 4″