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Short Range Forecast Discussion
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Short Range Forecast Discussion - Updated for Tuesday (at 12:48pm), May 24, 2016
Today through Wednesday - A low pressure trough affects mainly the Pacific Northwest through northern CA and Utah (with rain and some snow), causing a relatively warm south flow of winds into Colorado, for mostly stable weather (mostly sunny) and warmer temperatures. On Thursday, wet and cooler weather, plus some 10,000+ ft snow moves in as a weakened low pressure system across the Northwest US pushes eastward and across Colorado. The system exits and more stable weather returns for the weekend, as drier weather moves in, but brief, as unsettled conditions should linger across the western US for a while, into June, and more shots of increased clouds and showery weather are coming. CM.

LONGER RANGE FORECAST -
Next week we start out with a mostly dry southwest flow across the area, then as we move toward mid and late next week we see cooler and more showery weather, with the usual thunderstorm activity.

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RESORT INFO ↑41°  5c° ↓27°  -3c° MID MTN
  • Last Update 11 Apr @ 08:04
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 0 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 0 in
  • Season Total 230 in
  • Average Base Depth 0 in
Comments
None Reported
Today's Snow Potential
None Expected
What's Open?
  • Trails0 of 62
  • Lifts0 of 6
  • Acreage0 of 800 (0%)
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone
26 Thursday ↑41°  5c° ↓27°  -3c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.67in, 17.01mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SE at 7 to 15 MPH.
27 Friday ↑41°  5c° ↓28°  -2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Scattered Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.24in, 6.09mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the WNW at 4 to 14 MPH.
28 Saturday ↑46°  8c° ↓32°  0c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with scattered showers
Precipitation
Scattered Showers (Potential precip: 0.11in, 2.92mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the W at 6 to 9 MPH.
29 Sunday ↑50°  10c° ↓34°  1c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Scattered Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.34in, 8.76mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSW at 6 to 8 MPH.
30 Monday ↑50°  10c° ↓32°  0c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.1in, 2.55mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the WSW at 7 to 9 MPH.
31 Tuesday ↑50°  10c° ↓32°  0c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.12in, 3.15mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the WSW at 6 to 9 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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