Short Range Forecast Discussion - Updated for Friday, April 17, 2015 A cold closed-low pressure system is moving east of the divide and northeast, pulling some moisture in from the east today, with some heavy snow at times thanks to a more favorable wind flow. It looks like we have a shot at decent snowfall on Saturday as well, thanks to this system lingering on the plains east of the divide, with a resulting northwest flow of winds across the mountains. Temperatures look similar to today but just slightly milder, and snow levels come close to 8,000 feet mid-day Saturday for some rain mix possible at 8,000 feet (Aspen's Elevation) on Saturday. Snow tapers off with more sun though the pattern remains a bit unsettled Sunday. A weather disturbance moves in on the east side of a west coast upper-level high pressure ridge on Monday and possibly Tuesday, with mostly light snow potential. More spring snow is coming later next week (more details are coming on this). 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) - 18 to 28 April, 2015 - Pacific Northwest/ Northern California/ UTAH/ COLORADO/ northern New Mexico: April continues much more busy (occasional to frequent snow) with more storms across the western US than we saw in March. For Utah-Colorado-northern New Mexico, we expect a chance for snow Tuesday through Friday (14-17th) as low pressure moves in out of the northwest US. After this, high pressure builds in (less wind, milder, mostly sunny) for a few days. Tahoe-Mammoth, the northern/ central Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Cascades of WA/ OR will also see some snow late Monday and Tuesday (13th-14th), some multiple foot falls of snow for Baker sand others, as this same system moves through. Another storm affects mainly the northern Rocky Mountains through Colorado Saturday through Monday(18th-20th). The west coast including Tahoe-Mammoth and the southwest US, look dry and mostly sunny through this same period. CM
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