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Colorado
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Short Range Forecast Discussion
Short Range Forecast Discussion - Updated for Wednesday July 30, 2014 - Today we expect to see some drying as the upper-level weather disturbances move east/ north, and the bulk of moisture is also pushed out. We expect more sun today, and less thunderstorm activity, though still scattered coverage and showers likely. As high pressure shifts to the southwest of Colorado, we expect less moisture across the area, more sunshine, and only isolated to scattered thunderstorms and showers each afternoon after mostly sunny mornings, Thursday and through the weekend, as a northwest flow aloft continues. CM

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RESORT INFO ↑51° ↓37° ↑75° ↓52°
  • Last Update 05 May @ 06:05
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 0 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 0 in
  • Season Total 460 in
  • Average Base Depth 0 in
Comments
None Reported
Today's Snow Potential
None expected
What's Open?
  • Trails0 of 93
  • Lifts0 of 10
  • Acreage0 of 1800 (0%)
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone
30 Wednesday ↑51° ↓37° ↑75° ↓52°
Sky Condition
Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms at any time morning through afternoon. Some heavy showers are expected. Showers mostly end overnight.
Precipitation
60% chance for showers (morning through afternoon)
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. Wind gusts to 45mph are possible in any thunderstorm.
31 Thursday ↑55° ↓36° ↑80° ↓45°
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy and drier with warmer temperatures. Scattered showers and thunderstorms develop in the afternoon, and dissipate in the evening.
Precipitation
40% chance for showers (afternoon)
Snow Potential
None expected
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming NW at 5 to 15mph. Above timberline; Becoming NW at 10 to 20mph. Wind gusts to 45mph are possible in any thunderstorm.
01 Friday ↑57° ↓38° ↑81° ↓48°
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a continued drying trend, and warmer temperatures. Mostly isolated showers and thunderstorms develop in the afternoon, and dissipate in the evening.
Precipitation
30% chance for showers (afternoon)
Snow Potential
None expected
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming NW at 5 to 15mph. Above timberline; Becoming NW at 10 to 20mph. Wind gusts to 45mph are possible in any thunderstorm.
02 Saturday ↑55°  13c° ↓39°  4c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with scattered storms
Precipitation
Scattered Storms (Potential precip: 0.21in, 5.32mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the NW at 8 to 10 MPH.
03 Sunday ↑55°  13c° ↓41°  5c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with isolated storms
Precipitation
Isolated Storms (Potential precip: 0.15in, 3.7mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the NW at 9 to 10 MPH.
04 Monday ↑55°  13c° ↓41°  5c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with scattered storms
Precipitation
Scattered Storms (Potential precip: 0.25in, 6.23mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the WNW at 9 to 11 MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:

7 day to 2 week+ forecast (since 1998) - 04 to 14 August, 2014 - Next week (Monday, August 4th and onward) we see upper-level high pressure ridging across the west (centered mainly near the 4-corners region ~ AZ/ NM/ UT/ CO), with a low to mid grade monsoon pattern across the southwest US (Arizona/ New Mexico), feeding mostly isolated afternoon thunderstorms and near to above average temperatures for Colorado, scattered (or better) thunderstorm coverage each afternoon across northern New Mexico, and otherwise mostly sunny weather is expected. We will continue to have to watch for the influence of tropical systems, which would increase shower and thunderstorm potential further. CM

Longer Range Outlook

As of now, July 2014, we are still on a path to see an El Nino Sea Surface Temperature pattern develop across the Equatorial Eastern Pacific (SSTs near to slightly below average). In fact, as of the last check, all of May and up until the last check of the charts (July), we see a trend to warmer Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies (or at least warmer than average Sea Surface Temperatures (SST's) holding overall) across the eastern Equatorial Pacific (good sign).

Current SST pattern- La Nada

The larger time-scale SST pattern in place right now is still a cool phase PDO, or negative PDO, which stands for Pacific Decadal Oscillation. This is a more long term pattern (decades), and it has made any recent years El Nino SST patterns weaker.

To reiterate, we expect (and have seen) a trend toward positive SST Anomalies along the eastern Equatorial Pacific as of June 2, 2014 (SST's just west of South America along the equator are warming up, still). The likelihood of an El Nino pattern materializing by this summer and fall are becoming greater, now "likely". Forecasts from other agencies are calling for El Nino conditions to develop this summer and fall as well. This would favor the southwest US (including southern California and across to Taos Ski Valley, even Aspen, Colorado) for heavier rain and snow this fall and mainly winter (2014-2015), after a potentially wet monsoon summer across the southwest US including southern California through Colorado. Northwest US areas, and southwest Canada, along with northern Colorado through Wyoming and the northern Rocky Mountains, should see an active monsoon (thunderstorms and showers) this summer, followed by a drier than average, or near average snowfall winter (2014-2015). This is our outlook for now, and we will update as info becomes available. All of this information is generated in-house.

We will keep this outlook updated as more information becomes available. If you want to know when the snow is coming (and be able to set unlimited alerts for any resort), within 5 minutes or less of us (our our sources) entering the data into any of our forecasts, be sure to download the app.

Loveland is Colorado's closest major ski area to Denver, located on the Continental Divide and just short of the Eisenhower Tunnel in the Arapaho National Forest. Loveland is the 10th largest ski resort in Colorado. You get 1,365 acres of crisp, Rocky Mountain snow with 70 runs to choose from and nine lifts whisking you up to the top. On-mountain improvements include upgraded snowmaking and grooming with the addition of six new fan guns, four new Piston Bully grooming machines and a winch cat. To get the lay of the land, take a complimentary, 90-minute mountain tour. Meet at the top of Chair #1 at 10:30 a.m. every day. Loveland is actually two ski areas connected by a long, horizontal lift and a shuttle bus. Loveland Basin, with terrain for all abilities, has five chairs and a Poma lift serving 901 acres. Loveland Valley, which caters to beginners, has two lifts serving just 67 acres. Even good skiers, however, should investigate the Valley on windy days. Its tree-sheltered runs can harbor excellent snow when the Basin's slopes grow firm. If you ski as if you're on fire and you aren't afraid of heights, Loveland is your dream come true.

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