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Short Range Forecast Discussion
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Short Range Forecast Discussion - Updated for Thursday (at 6:41am), April 28, 2016
Today and Friday we see another shot of snow across the area, including in Aspen. This looks like another "4-corners" type low, causing heavy snow for the east slopes of the Front Range, and some heavy snow possible across mostly the higher elevations of northern Colorado as well, plus lighter snow for Aspen and other areas below 9,000 feet as low pressure moves overhead on Friday. Friday looks colder, and snow levels drop to near 7,500 feet due to the colder core of the low passing through.
Saturday and Sunday we expect the influence of low pressure to persist, with unsettled conditions and additional snow for the higher elevations mainly, plus cooler than usual weather for Aspen, and some more snow showers at times, mostly not accumulating. Some isolated thunderstorms will also mix in due to daytime heating and instability. CM.

LONGER RANGE FORECAST -
It loos like a busy late April and early May... details coming in the next update...

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RESORT INFO ↑28°  -2c° ↓16°  -9c° MID MTN
  • Last Update 10 Apr @ 06:04
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 0 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 0 in
  • Season Total 169 in
  • Average Base Depth 0 in
Comments
None Reported
Today's Snow Potential
We are expecting 7 to 10 inches of snowfall (18 to 25cm)
What's Open?
  • Trails0 of 39
  • Lifts0 of 4
  • Acreage0 of 400 (0%)
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone
29 Friday ↑28°  -2c° ↓16°  -9c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Cloudy with snow showers
Precipitation
90% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.63in, 16mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting 7 to 10 inches of snowfall (18 to 25cm)
Wind
From the SSE at 6 to 9 MPH.
30 Saturday ↑32°  0c° ↓16°  -9c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with snow showers likely
Precipitation
70% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.33in, 8.38mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting 3 to 5 inches of snowfall (8 to 13cm)
Wind
From the SW at 4 to 11 MPH.
01 Sunday ↑28°  -2c° ↓18°  -8c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow showers
Precipitation
50% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.24in, 6.06mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting 3 to 5 inches of snowfall (8 to 13cm)
Wind
From the SE at 4 to 12 MPH.
02 Monday ↑34°  1c° ↓19°  -7c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow showers
Precipitation
50% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.37in, 9.47mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting 4 to 6 inches of snowfall (10 to 15cm)
Wind
From the WNW at 4 to 6 MPH.
03 Tuesday ↑37°  3c° ↓21°  -6c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for snow showers
Precipitation
30% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.04in, 1.07mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting a trace to 1 inch of snowfall (1 to 3cm)
Wind
From the WNW at 4 to 6 MPH.
04 Wednesday ↑41°  5c° ↓25°  -4c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for snow showers
Precipitation
20% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0in, 0.02mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the W at 4 to 6 MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:

Spring into Summer - The El Nino SST pattern is weakening, and expected to transition to a La Nina as we move into early summer. What we are expecting for ski resort regions is this;

Northwest US/ Southwest Canada/ WA/ OR/ ID/ MT/ WY, and AB/ BC - Milder than average temperatures with average amounts of valley rain and mountain snow for March/ April (in other words, good enough to build snow pack and keep resorts happy), then wetter and cooler than usual for May/ June (even some additional snow pack in the mountains mainly above 5,000 feet), dry in July/ August except for the occasional thunderstorm...

Southwest US/ SoCal to Mammoth/ Arizona/ New Mexico/ southern Utah/ southwest Colorado - Cooler than average temperatures with above average amounts of valley rain and mountain snow for March/ April (in other words, more than usual additional snow pack), and continued wetter/ cooler than usual for May/ June (additional snow pack for the Sierra Nevada Mountains mainly above 7,000 feet), then dry in July/ August except for the occasional thunderstorm (north), but a possibly stronger than usual monsoon pattern (more thunderstorms/ rain) for eastern CA deserts/ mountains (incl. Big Bear) through New Mexico...

Colorado/ northern New Mexico - Near average amounts of valley rain and mountain snow with slightly above average temperatures for March but mainly April, then near average precip + near average temperatures for May/ June. Cooler and wetter than usual conditions are expected (north) in July/ August with greater amounts of monsoon pattern rains/ storms, near average temps and precip (south)...CM

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