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Mont Ripley
Today's Forecast
↑39° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓33° / ↑28°
  • Humidity↓74% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds W 12 to 23 mph through the morning shifting to NW 15 to 27 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind chill expected to be 15 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 22nd
↑36° ↓24°
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  • Dewpoint↓27° / ↑14°
  • Humidity↓67% / ↑80%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds N 12 to 23 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be 5 to 20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 23rd
↑48° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↓46% / ↑72%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to SW 14 to 26 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be 9 to 37 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 24th
↑39° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑13°
  • Humidity↓68% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon followed by another trace amount into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds NE 12 to 23 mph through the morning shifting to NE 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be 4 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 25th
↑27° ↓17°
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  • Dewpoint↓12° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓39% / ↑77%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
None expected.
Winds 10 to 21 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be -3 to 10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 26th
↑37° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓15° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↓29% / ↑57%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning, and then clear becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 7 to 16 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 9 to 26 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update21 Mar
  • Snow Past 24 hrs"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total"
  • Average Base Depth"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
  • High Lift Elevation1368
  • Base Elevation727
  • Vertical Drop0ft
  • Longest Trail1.2mi
  • Trails of 42
  • Lifts of 4
  • Acreage of 100 ( )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
33°
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Conditions
  • Humidity89%
  • Dewpoint30°
  • SustainedW 8mph
  • GustingW 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
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Location
Houghton County Memorial Airport, MI
  • Elevation636ft
  • UpdatedMar 21 @ 09:11
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Location
  • City: Ontonagon
  • 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
LONG RANGE FORECAST - JAN 05, 2019
It has been a while since we updated this outlook. When paying full attention to any area we forecast for, which I have been watching weather patterns for (the western US also) since the 1970's, I put my forecasts of weather events/ timing/ snow totals up against any, especially in the long range. We gained quite a reputation for our Tahoe and Utah forecasts over a span of almost 15 years, gaining the attention of TV stations who used the forecasts with no mention of source, a movie financier who wanted me to be a part of a "think tank" group of professionals, radio stations, etc. Even major growers/ ag interests were using these free forecasts (for the longer range accuracy of weather event timing and significance), as an accurate long range forecaster is the equivalent of a "fortune teller", as told to me by the movie financier. There are competitors who charge for their info, and we do not, even though our information is a paid service in other formats we continue to deliver to agriculture customers to this day (Circa 1995). As I stated, I put my forecasts up against anyone else's in the area.

We gave out over $50,000 in SWAG (lodging, tickets, passes, gear, even Nativa Naturals food) from 2009-2011, stuff we couldn't even afford to buy ourselves, to many people from SFO and SAC, TVL area. If you check my bio you will see my story, there is a LOT more to it than what I am typing here.

I have received many emails due to the missing updates. The answer is, we have not had any support from advertisers, resorts, anyone in this region since around 2013. I continued on with the forecasting hoping for some support in the form of advertising or sponsorship, but it didn't happen, and I do not know anyone else who works for free.

That said, I would like to get these forecast outlooks going again-->

I never charged the site user for this service. The skier/ snowboarder has enough to pay for with fuel, lift tickets and passes, gear, life, etc., and I feel it is a service that should be provided by the host, the resort, to its visitors, even if in the form of advertising on the site. I have the same awesome, nice traffic as the rest of the snow sports niche sites, but am not going to run Google ads so they can charge $20/ cpm and give us less than a dollar cpm.

That said... I watch Colorado as that is where the business is for me. Recently, Bogus Basin joined the client list and now we work up a complete custom forecast for them as well, with a long range outlook. I will be drawing from that already completed work to deliver you a broad-brush longer range outlook for the western US, for now. I hope it is useful for you:

LONGER RANGE: The 9th-10th of January another low pressure system moves in with good potential snowfall, significant snow for the west coast mainly, less as we move inland, southern areas favored like southwest US areas,The 11-12th (roughly) and then the 13th-20th of January, we expect unsettled conditions to continue dominating the western US (had this forecast for over a month, early Dec forecast for this mid-late Jan time frame), and we expect a prominent moisture tap from the tropics, as El Nino starts to show itself more... So basically, between the 9th and 20th, we expect many more storms to move through with snow for most western US resort areas, down south to including Southern California and even favoring the southwest US as a more southerly track seems more likely... This unsettled period should last into around the 18th-20th of January, then in the last part of Jan and early February (through the 8th of Feb maybe), we start off with a snow down time under more dominant high pressure ridging. More to come. CM

Expanded Outlook

Thursday
↑39° / ↓29°
iconWinds: W 12 to 23 mph, then NW 15 to 27 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓29°
Skies
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds W 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑39° / ↓36°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind chill expected to be 21 to 25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 608ft
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Friday
↑36° / ↓24°
iconWinds: N 12 to 23 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓24°
Skies
Mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds N 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be 5 to 20 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓25°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 608ft
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Saturday
↑48° / ↓26°
iconWinds: SW 11 to 22 mph, then SW 14 to 26 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑38° / ↓26°
Skies
Clear becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be 9 to 24 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑48° / ↓38°
Skies
Partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be 24 to 37 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 608ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑39° / ↓22°
iconWinds: NE 12 to 23 mph, then NE 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓32°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds NE 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be 17 to 25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓22°
Skies
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon and then snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon followed by another trace into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NE 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be 4 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 608ft
temperature graph
Monday
↑27° / ↓17°
iconWinds: 10 to 21 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑23° / ↓17°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming clear before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be -3 to 4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓21°
Skies
Clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 3 to 10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 608ft
temperature graph
Tuesday
↑37° / ↓21°
iconWinds: SW 7 to 16 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓21°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 9 to 20 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓32°
Skies
Clear becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 26 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 608ft
temperature graph

Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature31°
  • Soil Low Temperature29°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature31°
  • Soil Low Temperature30°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature32°
  • Soil Low Temperature26°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature32°
  • Soil Low Temperature30°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature30°
  • Soil Low Temperature25°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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