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Today's Forecast
↑28° ↓14°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↓85% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 11 to 22 mph through the morning becoming W 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be -5 to 6 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 11th
↑25° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓16° / ↑16°
  • Humidity↓90% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning becoming SE 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 3 to 12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 12th
↑27° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓93% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning becoming SW 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 16 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 13th
↑32° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑21°
  • Humidity↓82% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds W 10 to 21 mph through the morning shifting to W 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be 2 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑32° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓72% / ↑84%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming S 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 2 to 22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
↑34° ↓25°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑22°
  • Humidity↓69% / ↑86%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds S 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to W 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update07 Dec @ 11:12
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Estimate ) 4"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
None Reported
  • High Lift Elevation0
  • Base Elevation0
  • Vertical Drop290ft
  • Longest Trail2400
  • Trails0 of 0
  • Lifts0 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 0 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Conditions
  • Humidity94%
  • Dewpoint13°
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility5.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Fog/Mist
Location
Maple Lake, Maple Lake Municipal Airport, MN
  • Elevation1,198ft
  • UpdatedDec 10 @ 11:10
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  • 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
December 07, 2018 - Aspen and Western Colorado Short/ Long Range Outlook
Mostly light additional snow, then a mostly sunny weekend, and  more snow next Tuesday and Wednesday (heavier)!

HOW ARE WE DOING (please contact chris@snowforecast.com or comment below)? Let us know please...

Light snow for most areas including Aspen, and  across southwest Colorado...

-The latest storm absolutely dumped RAIN and snow across southern California, is headed mainly along the Mexico border now, and taking a southern track... El Nino style, with a few" of snow across southwest Colorado to Aspen's mountains, under a moist southwest flow of moisture across the mountains, while most energy passes to the south

This coming weekend we expect a high pressure ridge to build in, with cooler air dragged into Colorado initially on Saturday, as the southern tracking low pressure system exits (northwest/ north flow of winds from the colder north), and sunshine pops through in the then drier air... Powder + sunshine, what Colorado is known for!

LONGER RANGE:
It looks like El Nino is not an official anomaly yet, as I expected in my September LR forecast (for Aspen and SW Colorado / For northern Colorado resorts) so we are in an ENSO Neutral phase, though in the latest update from NOAA, we are seeing warming waters, still a weak El Nino at best. This may explain the more southerly tracking storm systems we have seen, and will likely see in the coming weeks of December and January. CM

Next week, the 11th onward, we expect a couple of snow storms and some moderate to significant snow for western Colorado. Because these look like strong and cold systems (ask Niseko, Japan) with a good fetch of moisture across the Pacific, they are capable of good snowfall across all of western Colorado if the track is right (a bit more north). It looks like 2 storms total for next week, one Tuesday/ Wednesday and another late next week. CM

(NO CHANGE from the last LR update) : It is looking like we may see a busy time as we approach the Christmas and New Year holiday period, with some significant storms possibly lining up to affect all of the western US including Colorado... We expect to see a 7-14 day period of down time and mostly sunny skies following this series of storms, that may start around/ after Christmas. In January we see that down time to start the month (a week-ish), then storms should kick in again on a more regular basis, but possibly favoring northern resorts this time as the east coast gets hit hard and these systems brush mainly northern Colorado. More updates are coming. Do you have any ideas on what you want to see in our discussions? Please contact through the site! We do not charge for any of our info, and have been providing it all for free since 1998, "Predicting Sick Days since 1998"! CM

Expanded Outlook

Monday
↑28° / ↓14°
iconWinds: SW 11 to 22 mph, then W 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓14°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be -5 to 3 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓18°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 1 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,200ft
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Tuesday
↑25° / ↓16°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then SE 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓16°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓19°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 3 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,200ft
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Wednesday
↑27° / ↓19°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then SW 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓19°
Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be 1 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓20°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,200ft
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Thursday
↑32° / ↓22°
iconWinds: W 10 to 21 mph, then W 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑31° / ↓22°
Sky
Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning, then another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be 4 to 14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓22°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds W 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be 2 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,200ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑32° / ↓21°
iconWinds: W 8 to 17 mph, then S 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑31° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 2 to 16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓24°
Sky
Clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,200ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑34° / ↓25°
iconWinds: S 11 to 22 mph, then W 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds S 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓31°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 16 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,200ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature22°
  • Soil Low Temperature20°
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  • Soil Low Temperature19°
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  • Soil Low Temperature22°
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  • Soil High Temperature26°
  • Soil Low Temperature23°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature26°
  • Soil Low Temperature24°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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