Mt Zion Ski Hill ↑14° ↓1° Forecast:   0" Base:   15"
Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓3° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓56% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth15"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening.
Flurries possible throughout the day.
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds W 10 to 21 mph through the morning becoming SW 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -25 to -7 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 22nd
↑25° ↓8°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓46% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth14"
Partly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon, then another 1 to 2 inches in the evening.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds S 5 to 14 mph through the morning becoming S 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -13 to 10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 23rd
↑25° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑20°
  • Humidity↓78% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth14"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.38 inches
Winds W 5 to 14 mph through the morning shifting to W 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 2 to 13 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 24th
↑30° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓73% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon, then another 2 to 4 inches into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds S 5 to 14 mph through the morning becoming S 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 4 to 19 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 25th
↑33° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑23°
  • Humidity↓73% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow7"
  • Regional Snow Depth15"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be 6 to 9 inches in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.29 to 1.45 inches
Winds W 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to SW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 9 to 17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 26th
↑27° ↓17°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑17°
  • Humidity↓78% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow11"
  • Regional Snow Depth17"
Cloudy throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon and 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon followed by another 2 to 4 inches later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.3 to 1.5 inches
Winds W 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming W 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -4 to 13 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update19 Feb @ 11:02
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total75"
  • Average Base Depth34 to 56"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
Snow surface is machine groomed and variable conditions
  • High Lift Elevation1,325ft
  • Base Elevation773ft
  • Vertical Drop552ft
  • Longest Trail1.25 miles
  • Trails54 of 55
  • Lifts9 of 10
  • Acreage435 of 435 ( 98% )
Other Info
  • Tubing Hours12:30p - 8p
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Conditions
  • Humidity52%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedW 8mph
  • GustingW 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Fair
Location
2 Miles WSW Thomaston MI
  • Elevation1,522ft
  • UpdatedFeb 21 @ 05:13
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Location
  • City: Ironwood
  • State: Michigan
  • Country: United States
Upper Midwest

Forecast discussion for the Upper Midwest

Updated --  April 24th 12:43pm Highlights-  Last post of the season... ****************************************************

Short Range- 0-6 days- (Following is written solely for N.MN and the UP of MI as they are likely the only areas left in the region that still have ski resorts open)

Pattern change from recent warmth to much cooler conditions has already taken place or it soon to do so. Mid week snows for the Arrowhead of MN- accumulations likely in the 2-5" range. Snow will melt, but not as fast as it should this time of year with temps  below freezing at night and upper 30's  until late in the  weekend.

********************************************************** Long Range 7-21+ (updated 12:48pm  April 24th) Temps should return to near normal temps for the first week of May. Remains of the previous colder pattern may linger enough to produce some very light snows sometime around Friday,  May 5th.  Should have more May like temps for the 2nd full week of May. Thanks for reading. Next update --when conditions are warranted.   JB
US Extended Snowfall Outlook - Updated Feb 14, 2018
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Feb 15, 2018

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

LONGER RANGE: Saturday/ Sunday (17th-18th) through late next week we expect a busy pattern, with all areas of the west seeing frequent snow, some areas like Colorado should see snow every day it looks like, and with heavy snow for Colorado overall Sunday through next week, more moderate to maybe heavy for Utah and the northern Rocky Mountains (including the inland Northwest)/ Southwest Canada, and mostly light snow across Tahoe, but at least it will be snowing again. Winter is definitely coming back!

--> Late February and into March should be busy for the western US, with frequent storms for Tahoe and Utah, moving across Colorado also as the east Pacific ridge breaks down some (Feb 20th-22nd), allowing strong Pacific energy and moisture to move into the western US and southwest Canada, with abundant snowfall for all areas including those parched in recent months like in California. This should have been the pattern across the western US already, if patterns were anything near "normal" so far in 2018... Do You want to see OTHER AREAS mentioned, email me and let me know... CM


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Expanded Outlook

Wednesday
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iconWinds: W 10 to 21 mph, then SW 8 to 19 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑10° / ↓1°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Flurries possible through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds W 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -25 to -14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑14° / ↓9°
Sky
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -14 to -7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,500ft
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Thursday
↑25° / ↓8°
iconWinds: S 5 to 14 mph, then S 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑19° / ↓8°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming overcast before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds S 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -13 to 3 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓19°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon followed by another 1 to 2 inches later into the evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 0 to 10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,500ft
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Friday
↑25° / ↓21°
iconWinds: W 5 to 14 mph, then W 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓21°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 2 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 5 to 13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,500ft
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Saturday
↑30° / ↓18°
iconWinds: S 5 to 14 mph, then S 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓18°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds S 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 4 to 14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓27°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the afternoon, then another 2 to 4 inches later into the evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 5 to 14 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 12 to 19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,500ft
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Sunday
↑33° / ↓26°
iconWinds: W 7 to 16 mph, then SW 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 7"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓26°
Sky
Overcast before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 6 to 9 inches in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.29 to 1.45 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 7 to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 9 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓27°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 8 to 17 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 11 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,500ft
temperature graph
Monday
↑27° / ↓17°
iconWinds: W 9 to 20 mph, then W 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 11"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓24°
Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.14 to 0.7 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 9 to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 6 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑23° / ↓17°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon followed by another 2 to 4 inches later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.16 to 0.8 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 7 to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -4 to 3 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,500ft
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  • Soil Low Temperature15°
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