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Today's Forecast
↑43° ↓28°
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  • Dewpoint↓30° / ↑12°
  • Humidity↓29% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth88"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected.
Winds NE 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to NE 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 34 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 26th
↑48° ↓31°
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  • Dewpoint↓27° / ↑11°
  • Humidity↓39% / ↑58%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
No snow.
None expected.
Winds SW 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to S 17 to 29 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 34 mph. Expected wind chill to be 16 to 36 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 27th
↑63° ↓40°
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  • Dewpoint↓51° / ↑23°
  • Humidity↓53% / ↑83%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
No snow.
None expected.
Winds S 20 to 32 mph through the morning shifting to SW 12 to 24 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 53 mph. Expected wind chill to be 25 to 55 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 28th
↑57° ↓43°
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  • Dewpoint↓52° / ↑26°
  • Humidity↓42% / ↑92%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming NE 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 32 to 48 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 29th
↑45° ↓35°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑22°
  • Humidity↓54% / ↑73%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of rain in the afternoon, rain in the evening.
None expected.
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.6 inches
Winds NE 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be 22 to 35 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 30th
↑40° ↓33°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↓34% / ↑70%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
No snow.
None expected.
Winds variable at 0 to 8 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 16 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update25 Mar @ 07:03
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total297"
  • Average Base Depth88"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
8in, past 72 hours. Snow surface is packed powder and powder
  • High Lift Elevation0
  • Base Elevation0
  • Vertical Drop1,650ft
  • Longest Trail.2mi
  • Trails42 of 6
  • Lifts4 of 3
  • Acreage0 of 30 ( 100% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails15 ( 36% )
34°
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Conditions
  • Humidity35%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedE 12mph
  • GustingE 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Fair
Location
Decorah, IA
  • Elevation869ft
  • UpdatedMar 25 @ 10:07
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Location
  • City: Decorah
  • State: Iowa
  • 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

Monday
↑43° / ↓28°
iconWinds: NE 7 to 16 mph, then NE 8 to 19 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓28°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds NE 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 24 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑43° / ↓34°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds NE 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be 21 to 34 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 873ft
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Tuesday
↑48° / ↓31°
iconWinds: SW 11 to 22 mph, then S 17 to 29 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑41° / ↓31°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be 16 to 29 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑48° / ↓40°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be 26 to 36 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 873ft
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Wednesday
↑63° / ↓40°
iconWinds: S 20 to 32 mph, then SW 12 to 24 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑50° / ↓40°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds S 20 to 32 mph with gusts up to 53 mph. Expected wind chill to be 25 to 38 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑63° / ↓49°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be 37 to 55 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 873ft
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Thursday
↑57° / ↓43°
iconWinds: 9 to 20 mph, then NE 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑57° / ↓46°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 37 to 48 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑52° / ↓43°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NE 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 32 to 43 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 873ft
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Friday
↑45° / ↓35°
iconWinds: NE 8 to 19 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑44° / ↓35°
Skies
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds NE 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be 22 to 34 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑45° / ↓40°
Skies
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of rain through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.58 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 27 to 35 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 873ft
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Saturday
↑40° / ↓33°
iconWinds: variable 0 to 8 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑38° / ↓34°
Skies
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑40° / ↓33°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 16 to 25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 873ft
temperature graph

Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature43°
  • Soil Low Temperature35°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature41°
  • Soil Low Temperature35°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature49°
  • Soil Low Temperature37°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature52°
  • Soil Low Temperature45°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature45°
  • Soil Low Temperature39°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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