Short Range Forecast Discussion - Updated for Tuesday, March 03, 2015 Today 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 later today, after some sun breaks and higher altitude based clouds today. Heavier snow hits Vail Pass and eastward this afternoon through tonight. On a 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 and to the west Thursday through this weekend with a weak weather disturbance and light snow showers (north, Aspen-Snowmass) Thursday, then a more defined, stronger low pressure system drops in with light to moderate snow this coming weekend (again, across the north). 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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