Short Range Forecast Discussion - Updated for Sunday, March 01, 2015 Low pressure out west, which has driven the snowfall we have been seeing in the last 2 days, is dropping a bit further south than expected, and causing the southwest flow aloft to become more southerly, allowing milder air to move in and overall less favorable dynamics across the area. Mostly light to moderate snowfall is expected to fall across Aspen and northern areas Vail and eastward, as snow potential increases this afternoon through tonight (thanks to a slug of moisture pulled from offshore of California). By Monday and especially Tuesday we see northern origin low pressure pushing the low out west, toward the east, for cold air advection and a more favorable west and northwest wind flow across the mountains. Heavier snow hits Vail Pass and eastward at this time (Monday-Tuesday). On a much colder and windy Wednesday, we see low pressure exit eastward with some lingering and light snow, then sunshine. High pressure ridging sits across the area Thursday and Friday with mostly sunny skies and milder temperatures, then another low pressure system drops in with snow this coming weekend. CM 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%
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7 day to 2 week+ forecast (since 1998) - 07 to 17 March, 2015 - COLORADO: Saturday/ Sunday (7-8th) we expect another low pressure system to drop into Colorado from out of the northwest, with a moderate shot of snowfall across northern Colorado, lighter for southwest Colorado. After a short few-days break (sun and cool-milder temperatures) next week under upper-level high pressure ridging, a Pacific storm moves in around/ after the 11th, with significant snowfall possible. WESTERN US: Saturday and Sunday (7-8th) we expect light to moderate snow for the northern Rocky Mountains, north Idaho/ Montana/ Wyoming, but dry for the rest of the western US, including Tahoe-Mammoth and the WA/ OR Cascade Mountains, and into southwest Canada. Following this, by the 10th/ 11th, a Pacific storm moves into the western US, with mountain snow and valley rain.
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