Buck Hill Ski Area ↑33° ↓25° Forecast:   12" Base:   9"
Today's Forecast
↑33° ↓25°
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  • Dewpoint↓25° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↓83% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow12"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Cloudy throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning, then another 4 to 7 inches before noon and 3 to 6 inches in the afternoon, then another 2 to 3 inches in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.24 to 1.2 inches
Winds NE 24 to 36 mph through the morning becoming S 18 to 30 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 42 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 3 to 14 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 23rd
↑24° ↓14°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↓81% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
None expected today.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds NW 6 to 15 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 17 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -9 to 5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑23° ↓17°
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  • Dewpoint↓16° / ↑16°
  • Humidity↓92% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Flurries possible.
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds W 4 to 13 mph through the morning becoming SE 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -2 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑32° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑20°
  • Humidity↓79% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SE 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to SE 15 to 27 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 31 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -4 to 13 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 26th
↑37° ↓28°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑29°
  • Humidity↓74% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Overcast becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds SW 14 to 26 mph through the morning becoming S 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 47 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 9 to 20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 27th
↑27° ↓12°
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  • Dewpoint↓19° / ↑16°
  • Humidity↓85% / ↑84%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to NW 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -14 to 8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update22 Jan @ 01:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth6 to 42"
  • Today's Snow Potential12"
Comments
Snow surface is machine groomed and variable conditions
  • High Lift Elevation
  • Base Elevation
  • Vertical Drop306ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails16 of 16
  • Lifts8 of 8
  • Acreage0 of 42 ( 100% )
  • Night Skiing8 lifts/8 trails open
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails16 ( 100% )
  • Tubingyes
  • Tubing HoursThu: 4p-9p; Fri: 4p
34°
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Conditions
  • Humidity81%
  • Dewpoint28°
  • SustainedNE 15mph
  • GustingNE 28mph
  • Visibility0.25 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Snow
Location
3 Miles SSW Welch MN
  • Elevation719ft
  • UpdatedJan 22 @ 12:14
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No Webcams Available
Contact
Location
  • City: Burnsville
  • State: Minnesota
  • 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
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Jan 18, 2018

The start of winter has been a bit delayed from what we forecast back in mid-December (by about a week), but is here, no doubt, and will be with us for the rest of January and into February most likely, with plenty of cold and snowy storms on the way...

Today and Friday we expect snow to fall across the Sierra Nevada (Tahoe-Mammoth), and Wasatch mountain ranges (Salt Lake Utah resort areas), to the tune of a foot of fresh for both Tahoe and Mammoth before its all over, and also 6 inches to a foot of snow for Colorado! Southern California will also see some snow, with some light snow expected in Big Bear mainly on Friday.

Do you want to ski or board in 6 inches to 1 foot of mostly fresh snow, while the sun shines? Go to Tahoe or Mammoth. Do you want to ski or board while its snowing, and 6 inches to 1 foot or more of snow expected? Go to Colorado or Utah for the freshest turns...

The coming weeks will be more busy and we expect frequent snowfalls across all resort areas of the western US and Western Canada. Follow your favorite forecasts at www.snowforecast.com.

LONGER RANGE: We expect a busy pattern (frequent snows) across the western US and Canada into early February.

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Expanded Outlook

Monday
↑33° / ↓25°
iconWinds: NE 24 to 36 mph, then S 18 to 30 mph
iconForecast Snow: 12"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓30°
Sky
Overcast before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning, then another 4 to 7 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.21 to 1.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds NE 24 to 36 mph with gusts up to 42 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 9 to 14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓25°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 6 inches in the afternoon followed by another 2 to 3 inches into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 32 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 3 to 9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,112ft
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Tuesday
↑24° / ↓14°
iconWinds: NW 6 to 15 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓14°
Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds NW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 17 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -9 to 2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓18°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 2 to 5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,112ft
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Wednesday
↑23° / ↓17°
iconWinds: W 4 to 13 mph, then SE 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑22° / ↓17°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -2 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑23° / ↓19°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 0 to 9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,112ft
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Thursday
↑32° / ↓19°
iconWinds: SE 11 to 22 mph, then SE 15 to 27 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓19°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds SE 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -4 to 6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓25°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 6 to 13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,112ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑37° / ↓28°
iconWinds: SW 14 to 26 mph, then S 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑37° / ↓31°
Sky
Overcast becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 47 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 12 to 20 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓28°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 8 to 17 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 9 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,112ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑27° / ↓12°
iconWinds: W 9 to 20 mph, then NW 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓24°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming clear before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 9 to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 3 to 8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓12°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 7 to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -14 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,112ft
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  • Soil High Temperature30°
  • Soil Low Temperature29°
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  • Soil Low Temperature23°
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  • Soil Low Temperature21°
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  • Soil High Temperature24°
  • Soil Low Temperature19°
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  • Soil High Temperature27°
  • Soil Low Temperature24°
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