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Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓-9° / ↑-13°
  • Humidity↓44% / ↑83%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds NW 13 to 25 mph through the morning becoming S 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 31 mph. Wind chill expected to be -44 to -17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 18th
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓57% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning, then another trace before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds S 10 to 21 mph through the morning shifting to NW 21 to 33 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be -38 to 2 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 19th
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  • Dewpoint↓-7° / ↑-19°
  • Humidity↓53% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow5"
  • Regional Snow Depth17"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Expected snowfall to be 4 to 7 inches later into the evening.
None expected.
Winds NW 12 to 23 mph through the morning becoming E 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be -50 to -17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 20th
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  • Dewpoint↓-2° / ↑-2°
  • Humidity↓84% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow74"
  • Regional Snow Depth48"
Overcast through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be 16 to 20 inches in the early morning followed by another 35 to 39 inches before noon and 18 to 22 inches in the afternoon followed by another dusting later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.91 to 4.53 inches
Winds NE 16 to 28 mph through the morning becoming NW 19 to 31 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 53 mph. Expected wind chill to be -38 to -29 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 21st
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  • Dewpoint↓-8° / ↑-11°
  • Humidity↓75% / ↑89%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth47"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds NW 24 to 36 mph through the morning becoming NW 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 51 mph. Wind chill expected to be -50 to -35 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 22nd
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑-12°
  • Humidity↓50% / ↑89%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth45"
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the afternoon followed by another 2 to 4 inches later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds NW 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to SW 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be -55 to -8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update29 Nov @ 12:11
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total70"
  • Average Base Depth( Estimate ) 10"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
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  • High Lift Elevation2,250ft
  • Base Elevation1,650ft
  • Vertical Drop600ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails0 of 27
  • Lifts0 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 0 ( 0% )
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  • State: Maine
  • Country: United States
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: NW 13 to 25 mph, then S 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds NW 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be -44 to -32 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Sky
Partly cloudy becoming 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 S 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be -32 to -17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,956ft
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Friday
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iconWinds: S 10 to 21 mph, then NW 21 to 33 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be -21 to -3 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be -38 to 2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,956ft
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Saturday
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iconWinds: NW 12 to 23 mph, then E 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 5"
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AM

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Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds NW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be -50 to -36 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 4 to 7 inches later into the evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds E 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be -36 to -17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,956ft
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Sunday
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iconWinds: NE 16 to 28 mph, then NW 19 to 31 mph
iconForecast Snow: 74"
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AM

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Cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 16 to 20 inches in the early morning followed by another 35 to 39 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.66 to 3.3 inches
Winds
Morning winds NE 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 53 mph. Expected wind chill to be -38 to -29 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 18 to 22 inches in the afternoon, then another trace into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.25 to 1.23 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Expected wind chill to be -34 to -29 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,956ft
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Monday
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iconWinds: NW 24 to 36 mph, then NW 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds NW 24 to 36 mph with gusts up to 51 mph. Wind chill expected to be -46 to -35 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be -50 to -40 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,956ft
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Tuesday
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iconWinds: NW 11 to 22 mph, then SW 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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Sky
Clear becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds NW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be -55 to -8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon, then another 2 to 4 inches later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be -20 to -11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,956ft
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