Ski Ward Ski Area ↑28° ↓22° Forecast:   8" Base:   24"
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Ski Ward
Today's Forecast
↑28° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓22° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓39% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow8"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon followed by another 4 to 7 inches into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.16 to 0.8 inches
Winds NE 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to E 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be 5 to 17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 20th
↑33° ↓12°
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  • Dewpoint↓36° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↓73% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow19"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 10 to 14 inches in the early morning, then another 5 to 8 inches before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.85 to 4.23 inches
Winds E 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to NW 19 to 31 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be -15 to 47 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 21st
↑10° ↓1°
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  • Dewpoint↓-2° / ↑-9°
  • Humidity↓58% / ↑71%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Flurries possible throughout the day.
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds NW 18 to 30 mph through the morning becoming NW 20 to 32 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 42 mph. Expected wind chill to be -28 to -17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 22nd
↑13° ↓12°
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  • Dewpoint↓2° / ↑-3°
  • Humidity↓45% / ↑66%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds NW 12 to 23 mph through the morning shifting to SW 12 to 24 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 40 mph. Expected wind chill to be -24 to 4 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 23rd
↑43° ↓24°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑20°
  • Humidity↓67% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon.
Snowfall expected to be a trace before noon and a dusting in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds SW 18 to 30 mph through the morning becoming SW 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 69 mph. Expected wind chill to be -1 to 27 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 24th
↑46° ↓32°
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  • Dewpoint↓38° / ↑28°
  • Humidity↓73% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Overcast throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.66 to 3.3 inches
Winds variable at 1 to 8 mph through the morning becoming W 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 17 to 47 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update19 Jan @ 11:01
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total8"
  • Average Base Depth24 to 48"
  • Today's Snow Potential8"
Comments
Snow surface is machine groomed and variable conditions
  • High Lift Elevation0
  • Base Elevation0
  • Vertical Drop220ft
  • Longest Trail1200 feet
  • Trails9 of 0
  • Lifts4 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 0 ( 100% )
  • Night Skiing4 lifts/4 trails open
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails9 ( 100% )
  • Tubingyes
  • Tubing Hours10a-8p
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Conditions
  • Humidity81%
  • Dewpoint22°
  • SustainedE 12mph
  • GustingE 0mph
  • Visibility3.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Fog/Mist
Location
Laurence G Hanscom Field Airport, MA
  • Elevation43ft
  • UpdatedJan 19 @ 07:10
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Location
  • State: Massachusetts
  • 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

Saturday
↑28° / ↓22°
iconWinds: NE 4 to 13 mph, then E 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 8"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓22°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds NE 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 5 to 16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓24°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon followed by another 4 to 7 inches later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.16 to 0.8 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds E 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 444ft
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Sunday
↑33° / ↓12°
iconWinds: E 11 to 22 mph, then NW 19 to 31 mph
iconForecast Snow: 19"
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AM

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↑41° / ↓26°
Sky
Overcast before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 10 to 14 inches in the early morning, then another 5 to 8 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.84 to 4.18 inches
Winds
Morning winds E 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 46 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓12°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be -15 to 47 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 444ft
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Monday
↑10° / ↓1°
iconWinds: NW 18 to 30 mph, then NW 20 to 32 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑7° / ↓1°
Sky
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds NW 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be -28 to -17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑6° / ↓4°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 20 to 32 mph with gusts up to 42 mph. Wind chill expected to be -26 to -23 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 444ft
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Tuesday
↑13° / ↓12°
iconWinds: NW 12 to 23 mph, then SW 12 to 24 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑11° / ↓4°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds NW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 32 mph. Expected wind chill to be -24 to -5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓18°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind chill expected to be -5 to 4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 444ft
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Wednesday
↑43° / ↓24°
iconWinds: SW 18 to 30 mph, then SW 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓24°
Sky
Overcast before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 69 mph. Wind chill expected to be -1 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑41° / ↓37°
Sky
Overcast into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 17 to 27 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 444ft
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Thursday
↑46° / ↓32°
iconWinds: variable 1 to 8 mph, then W 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑42° / ↓33°
Sky
Overcast before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.58 to 2.88 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 19 to 47 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑38° / ↓32°
Sky
Overcast into the evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.43 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 17 to 34 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 444ft
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature31°
  • Soil Low Temperature29°
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  • Soil Low Temperature30°
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  • Soil Low Temperature17°
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  • Soil High Temperature23°
  • Soil Low Temperature16°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature31°
  • Soil Low Temperature23°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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