Crystal Ridge Ski Area ↑26° ↓19° Forecast:   0" Base:   1"
Today's Forecast
↑26° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑14°
  • Humidity↓81% / ↑90%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds W 14 to 26 mph through the morning shifting to NW 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 40 mph. Expected wind chill to be -3 to 7 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 22nd
↑31° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑12°
  • Humidity↓79% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning shifting to SE 16 to 28 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be 2 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 23rd
↑48° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓48° / ↑24°
  • Humidity↓79% / ↑100%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow after daylight and then freezing rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.36 to 1.78 inches
Winds E 12 to 23 mph through the morning becoming SW 13 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 56 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 37 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 24th
↑45° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓37° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↓66% / ↑89%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain in the afternoon.
Flurries possible.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds W 26 to 38 mph through the morning becoming W 25 to 37 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 62 mph. Expected wind chill to be -5 to 32 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 25th
↑17° ↓6°
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑-2°
  • Humidity↓52% / ↑81%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds NW 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be -18 to 8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 26th
↑43° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓37° / ↑14°
  • Humidity↓56% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds variable at 0 to 8 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 0 to 29 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update04 Feb @ 09:02
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total18"
  • Average Base Depth1"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
Snow surface is hard pack and icy.
  • High Lift Elevation290
  • Base Elevation65
  • Vertical Drop500ft
  • Longest Trail2,100ft
  • Trails0 of 10
  • Lifts0 of 5
  • Acreage0 of 75 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Cross Country Area5
32°
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Conditions
  • Humidity56%
  • Dewpoint18°
  • SustainedW 13mph
  • GustingW 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Fair
Location
Kenosha, Kenosha Regional Airport, WI
  • Elevation748ft
  • UpdatedFeb 21 @ 03:18
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Location
  • City: Franklin
  • State: Wisconsin
  • 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
↑26° / ↓19°
iconWinds: W 14 to 26 mph, then NW 8 to 19 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑26° / ↓19°
Skies
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Expected wind chill to be -3 to 6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓20°
Skies
Partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be 3 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 806ft
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Friday
↑31° / ↓18°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then SE 16 to 28 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓18°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 2 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓25°
Skies
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 806ft
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Saturday
↑48° / ↓30°
iconWinds: E 12 to 23 mph, then SW 13 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓30°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.55 inches
Winds
Morning winds E 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑48° / ↓32°
Skies
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of freezing rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.25 to 1.23 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 56 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 37 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 806ft
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Sunday
↑45° / ↓19°
iconWinds: W 26 to 38 mph, then W 25 to 37 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑45° / ↓33°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Flurries possible in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 26 to 38 mph with gusts up to 62 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 32 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓19°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds W 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chill expected to be -5 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 806ft
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Monday
↑17° / ↓6°
iconWinds: NW 8 to 17 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑17° / ↓6°
Skies
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds NW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be -18 to -8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑17° / ↓11°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be -8 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 806ft
temperature graph
Tuesday
↑43° / ↓19°
iconWinds: variable 0 to 8 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓19°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 0 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑43° / ↓40°
Skies
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 25 to 29 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 806ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature27°
  • Soil Low Temperature26°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature26°
  • Soil Low Temperature23°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature29°
  • Soil Low Temperature26°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature31°
  • Soil Low Temperature29°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature28°
  • Soil Low Temperature20°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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