Weather Information

2019 IHBC WEATHER FORECAST

May 25, 5:03 a.m.

SATURDAY

* Summary: Expect cool temperatures, mostly sunny skies, and a tailwind starting late morning.

* Temperatures: Start time 40-45F in Durango. Mountain passes will be 40-45F. Finish in Silverton 45-50F.

* Sky: Mostly sunny!

* Precipitation: It will be dry!

* Wind: Start time will have calm winds. Then after 10am, look for wind gusts of 10-20mph from the south-southwest. This is a tailwind for the riders. The only downside to this light-to-moderate tailwind is that it will make the temperature feel cooler.

* Operations: Standard procedure is recommended and I am confident that there is NO need to alter the race schedule.

SUNDAY

In Durango, Sunday morning and midday should be mostly sunny with a morning low in the low 40s and temperatures rising to about 70F by mid-afternoon. Clouds will increase during the midday and afternoon with a chance for a few light rain showersafter about 1pm.

May 24, 5:19 p.m.

Our latest round of winter-like weather has cleared and we are expecting cool but dry weather to continue through Saturday.

Temperatures will be in the mid-40s at start-time in Durango and in the low-30s along Coal Bank and Molas Pass. Temps will top out in the mid-40s along Coal Bank and Molas Pass and in the low-50s in Silverton by midday Saturday.

Mostly sunny skies will be in-store for Saturday and chances for precipitation are very low.

Winds will be light out of the south-southwest throughout the day on Saturday. Gusts will remain below 15-20 mph by midday Saturday and into early Saturday afternoon.

Standard procedure is recommended and I'm very confident that there is no need to alter the race at this time.

Mostly sunny skies will continue through midday Sunday ahead of our next round of weather beginning on Sunday evening. Temperatures will start in the mid-40s on Sunday morning in Durango and rise into the low-70s by Sunday afternoon. The skies will start clear on Sunday morning, with increasing cloud coverage on Sunday afternoon.

May 23, 3:58 p.m.

Our weather looks cool but dry beginning on Friday morning and there will NOT be a major weather event to impact the race on Saturday.

Temperatures will be in the mid-40s at start-time in Durango and in the low-30s along Coal Bank and Molas Pass. Temps will top out in the mid-40s along Coal Bank and Molas Pass and in the upper-40s in Silverton by midday Saturday.

Partly to mostly sunny skies will be in-store for Saturday and chances for precipitation are very low beginning on Friday morning and lasting through midday Sunday.

Winds will be light out of the southwest, with gusts remaining below 15 mph throughout the higher elevations.

Standard procedure is recommended and I'm confident that there is no need to alter the race at this time.

May 22, 2019, 12:26 p.m.

The weather looks great beginning on Friday morning and there will NOT be a major weather event to impact the race on Saturday.

Temperatures should be in the mid-40s at start-time in Durango and in the low-30s along Coal Bank and Molas Pass. Temps will top out in the mid-40s along Coal Bank and Molas Pass and in the low-50s in Silverton by midday Saturday.

Partly to mostly sunny skies will stream overhead throughout the day and chances for precipitation are very low beginning on Friday morning and lasting through Memorial Day.

Winds will be light out of the southwest, with gusts remaining below 15 mph throughout the higher elevation.

Standard procedure is recommended and I'm confident that there is no need to alter the race at this time.

May 21, 2019, 2:57 p.m.

Once this week's weather moves out on Thursday, the weather looks good heading into the weekend and there should NOT be a major weather event to impact the race on Saturday.

Temperatures should be in the mid-40s at start-time in Durango and in the mid-30s along Coal Bank and Molas Pass.

Partly cloudy skies will stream overhead throughout the morning but chances for precipitation are very low beginning on Friday and lasting through at least Sunday.

Standard procedure is recommended and I'm confident that there is no need to alter the race at this time.