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Short Range Forecast Discussion

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Short Range Forecast Discussion - Updated for Friday, January 23, 2015: A very weak low pressure system is dropping into the area from the northwest today, with isolated snow showers across Colorado (including Aspen) by late morning and through tonight. We are not expecting accumulations, but may be surprised. Saturday through Monday look mostly dry and progressively warmer (valley temperature inversion layers will keep Aspen-Snowmass base area temperatures down some), as we start out on the eastern periphery of a west coast high pressure ridge aloft, which then ends up overhead on a warm and spring-like Monday. By next Tuesday and Wednesday this ridge may be weakened, and this allows a milder weather disturbance from the Pacific to move in with snow showers across the area, mostly light to moderate. please see the detail in the long range forecast below. Buying discounted lift tickets through this link will support this website and help keep the short and long range forecasts going-> Get Discount lift tickets here and save up to 80%
(please see the longer range forecasts toward the bottom of this page) CM

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RESORT INFO ↑32°  0c° ↓21°  -6c° MID MTN
  • Last Update 25 Jan @ 05:01
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 1 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 1 in
  • Season Total 80 in
  • Average Base Depth 45 in
Comments
1in, past 72 hrs. Snow surface is packed powder and powder.
Today's Snow Potential
None expected
What's Open?
  • Trails38 of 39
  • Lifts4 of 4
  • Acreage400 of 400 (100%)
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails9 (30%)
25 Sunday ↑32°  0c° ↓21°  -6c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy and milder, with similar and continued northwest breezes/ winds.
Precipitation
None expected
Snow Potential
None expected
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming NW at 5 to 15mph. Above timberline; Becoming NW at 10 to 20 gusts to 30mph.
26 Monday ↑41°  5c° ↓21°  -6c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly clear and spring-like (granular snow probable for at least the base area), with not much wind expected.
Precipitation
None expected
Snow Potential
None expected
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph. Above timberline; SW/ NW at 10 to 20mph.
27 Tuesday ↑37°  3c° ↓21°  -6c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy and cooler, becoming mostly cloudy late day and overnight with developing light snow showers.
Precipitation
30% chance for snow
Snow Potential
A trace to 1 inch of snowfall
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming NW at 5 to 15mph. Above timberline; Becoming NW at 10 to 20 gusts to 30mph.
28 Wednesday ↑28°  -2c° ↓16°  -9c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for snow
Precipitation
30% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.03in, 0.69mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting a trace to 1 inch of snowfall (1 to 3cm)
Wind
From the W at 7 to 13 MPH.
29 Thursday ↑28°  -2c° ↓16°  -9c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy
Precipitation
Partly Cloudy (Potential precip: 0.06in, 1.43mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SW at 4 to 9 MPH.
30 Friday ↑28°  -2c° ↓12°  -11c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow
Precipitation
30% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.18in, 4.59mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting 2 to 4 inches of snowfall (5 to 10cm)
Wind
From the W at 7 to 8 MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:

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7 day to 2 week+ forecast (since 1998) - 28 January to 07 February, 2014 - COLORADO/ NEW MEXICO: We expect storm-blocking higher pressure ridging to continue across the west coast for the rest of January, with milder than average temperatures and mostly sunny skies in between mostly short bursts of snow (fast moving or weak storms like the one we expect Tuesday/ Wednesday). It looks like the incessant upper-level high pressure ridge will weaken and start yielding to some Pacific storms as we move into February, the first few days should be the transition. Due to this, we are expecting February (as has seemed to be the case a lot in the last few years) to be more active across the west, more specifically the southwest US, but including Colorado and northern New Mexico, for more frequent and possibly significant snowfalls. NORTHWEST US and SOUTHWEST CANADA: We expect storm-blocking higher pressure ridging to continue across the west coast for the rest of January, with milder than average temperatures overall, and occasional snowfall with base area snow level issues for most storms (aka rain). It looks like the incessant upper-level high pressure ridge will weaken and start yielding to some Pacific storms as we move into February, the first few days should be the transition. Due to this, we are expecting February (as has seemed to be the case a lot in the last few years) to be more active across the west, more specifically the southwest US, but also including southwest Canada and the northwest US (Cascades and northern Rocky Mountains), for colder temperatures, more powder (and less/ no base elevation rain), and significant snowfalls. TAHOE/ MAMMOTH/ NORTHERN SIERRA; We expect storm-blocking higher pressure ridging to continue across the west coast for the rest of January, with milder than average temperatures and mostly sunny skies in between mostly short bursts of snow (fast moving or weak storms like the relatively mild one with low/ resort base elevation snow level issues that we expect Monday/ Tuesday). It looks like the incessant upper-level high pressure ridge will weaken and start yielding to some Pacific storms as we move into February, the first few days should be the transition. Due to this, we are expecting February (as has seemed to be the case a lot in the last few years) to be more active across the west, more specifically the southwest US, but including Tahoe-Mammoth, for frequent and significant snowfalls. SOUTHWEST US AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA; We expect storm-blocking higher pressure ridging to continue across the west coast for the rest of January, with milder than average temperatures and mostly sunny skies in between mostly short bursts of snow (fast moving or weak storms like the relatively mild one with resort elevation snow level issues -rain- that we expect Monday/ Tuesday). It looks like the incessant upper-level high pressure ridge will weaken and start yielding to some Pacific storms as we move into February, the first few days should be the transition. Due to this, we are expecting February (as has seemed to be the case a lot in the last few years) to be more active across the west, more specifically the southwest US, including Mountain High and other SoCal resorts, for occasional to frequent and at times significant snowfalls. UTAH: We expect storm-blocking higher pressure ridging to continue across the west coast for the rest of January, with milder than average temperatures and mostly sunny skies in between mostly short bursts of snow (fast moving or weak storms like the one we expect Tuesday/ Wednesday). It looks like the incessant upper-level high pressure ridge will weaken and start yielding to some Pacific storms as we move into February, the first few days should be the transition. Due to this, we are expecting February (as has seemed to be the case a lot in the last few years) to be more active across the west, more specifically the southwest US, including Utah and even northern Utah, for more frequent and possibly significant snowfalls. WYOMING/ MONTANA: We expect storm-blocking higher pressure ridging to continue across the west coast for the rest of January, with milder than average temperatures and mostly sunny skies in between mostly short bursts of snow (fast moving or weak storms like the one we expect Tuesday/ Wednesday). It looks like the incessant upper-level high pressure ridge will weaken and start y

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