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Today's Forecast
↑24° ↓17°
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  • Dewpoint↓19° / ↑13°
  • Humidity↓84% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected.
Winds W 16 to 28 mph through the morning shifting to NW 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be -8 to 5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 22nd
↑29° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑11°
  • Humidity↓81% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds S 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to SE 21 to 33 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 23rd
↑45° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓45° / ↑24°
  • Humidity↓84% / ↑100%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Overcast throughout the day. Chance of snow after daylight and then freezing rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning, then another dusting before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.33 to 1.65 inches
Winds E 17 to 29 mph through the morning shifting to S 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 50 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 34 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 24th
↑42° ↓17°
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  • Dewpoint↓40° / ↑9°
  • Humidity↓71% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds W 43 to 55 mph through the morning becoming NW 30 to 42 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 62 mph. Wind chill expected to be -9 to 28 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 25th
↑14° ↓3°
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑-4°
  • Humidity↓60% / ↑89%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon, then another trace later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds NW 8 to 19 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be -24 to 2 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 26th
↑40° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓36° / ↑14°
  • Humidity↓64% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon, rain in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon and a trace into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 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 -6 to 24 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update20 Feb @ 01:02
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs2"
  • Season Total50"
  • Average Base Depth24 to 36"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
Snow surface is machine groomed and variable conditions
  • High Lift Elevation0
  • Base Elevation0
  • Vertical Drop200ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails18 of 15
  • Lifts8 of 7
  • Acreage50 of 50 ( 100% )
  • Night Skiing6 lifts/6 trails open
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails18 ( 100% )
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Conditions
  • Humidity55%
  • Dewpoint14°
  • SustainedW 12mph
  • GustingW 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Fair
Location
West Bend Municipal Airport, WI
  • Elevation945ft
  • UpdatedFeb 21 @ 03:18
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Location
  • City: Slinger
  • 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
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iconWinds: W 16 to 28 mph, then NW 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓17°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds W 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be -8 to 1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓19°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 1 to 5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,106ft
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Friday
↑29° / ↓18°
iconWinds: S 4 to 13 mph, then SE 21 to 33 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓18°
Skies
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds S 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓24°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be 6 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,106ft
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Saturday
↑45° / ↓29°
iconWinds: E 17 to 29 mph, then S 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑31° / ↓29°
Skies
Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Winds
Morning winds E 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑45° / ↓31°
Skies
Cloudy into the evening. Chance of freezing rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.28 to 1.4 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Expected wind chill to be 14 to 34 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,106ft
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Sunday
↑42° / ↓17°
iconWinds: W 43 to 55 mph, then NW 30 to 42 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑42° / ↓31°
Skies
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 43 to 55 mph with gusts up to 62 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 28 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓17°
Skies
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 30 to 42 mph with gusts up to 53 mph. Expected wind chill to be -9 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,106ft
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Monday
↑14° / ↓3°
iconWinds: NW 8 to 19 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑14° / ↓3°
Skies
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds NW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be -24 to -12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑13° / ↓7°
Skies
Cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon followed by another trace amount in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be -13 to 2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,106ft
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Tuesday
↑40° / ↓16°
iconWinds: variable 0 to 8 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓16°
Skies
Cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be -6 to 14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑40° / ↓36°
Skies
Cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon and then rain in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 17 to 24 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,106ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature25°
  • Soil Low Temperature23°
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  • Soil Low Temperature20°
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  • Soil Low Temperature24°
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  • Soil Low Temperature27°
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  • Soil High Temperature27°
  • Soil Low Temperature19°
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