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Short Range Forecast Discussion
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Short Range Forecast Discussion - Updated for Saturday (at 6:38am), April 30, 2016
Today and Sunday we expect the influence of low pressure to persist, with 1 low pressure system exiting slowly today, leaving somewhat unsettled conditions and lingering moisture, for more showers and even isolated afternoon thunderstorms. Unsettled conditions and additional snow for the higher elevations are expected, and as another weakening low pressure system moves in on Sunday, the showery pattern continues. Cooler than usual weather is expected 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 again on Sunday. CM.

LONGER RANGE FORECAST -
Next Friday through Sunday (6th - 8th) looks unsettled with more low pressure and potential high country snow. This one does not look as cold, so snow should be confined to areas near 10,000 feet or so. It looks like a busy May, with more low pressure systems moving in at times.

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RESORT INFO ↑28°  -2c° ↓14°  -10c° MID MTN
  • Last Update 01 May @ 05:05
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 6 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 15 in
  • Season Total 345 in
  • Average Base Depth 80 in
Comments
15in, past 72 hrs. Snow surface is powder and variable conditions.
Today's Snow Potential
We are expecting 2 to 3 inches of snowfall (5 to 8cm)
What's Open?
  • Trails87 of 93
  • Lifts7 of 10
  • Acreage1699 of 1800 (93%)
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails6 (6%)
  • Trails with Snow Making6 (4%)
01 Sunday ↑28°  -2c° ↓14°  -10c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers
Precipitation
50% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.16in, 4.06mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting 2 to 3 inches of snowfall (5 to 8cm)
Wind
From the E at 7 to 13 MPH.
02 Monday ↑34°  1c° ↓19°  -7c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow showers
Precipitation
30% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.13in, 3.3mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting 1 to 2 inches of snowfall (3 to 5cm)
Wind
From the WSW at 6 to 8 MPH.
03 Tuesday ↑39°  4c° ↓23°  -5c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for snow showers
Precipitation
30% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.02in, 0.51mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting a trace to 1 inch of snowfall (1 to 3cm)
Wind
From the W at 6 to 11 MPH.
04 Wednesday ↑45°  7c° ↓27°  -3c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with isolated storms
Precipitation
Isolated Storms (Potential precip: 0.02in, 0.43mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the WNW at 7 to 8 MPH.
05 Thursday ↑48°  9c° ↓27°  -3c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Scattered Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.31in, 7.91mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSW at 7 to 11 MPH.
06 Friday ↑48°  9c° ↓27°  -3c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.05in, 1.24mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSE at 8 to 14 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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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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