Franconia Village Ski Center ↑25° ↓5° Forecast:   0" Base:   4"
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Today's Forecast
↑25° ↓5°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓42% / ↑85%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning becoming variable at 2 to 9 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 12 mph. Expected wind chill to be -2 to 16 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑37° ↓17°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑20°
  • Humidity↓88% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds S 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 2 to 9 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 29 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
↑39° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓32° / ↑29°
  • Humidity↓87% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon.
No snow throughout the day.
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 1 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be 20 to 29 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 16th
↑37° ↓27°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑24°
  • Humidity↓79% / ↑83%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Clear becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SE 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 17 to 28 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 17th
↑36° ↓27°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↓89% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Overcast throughout the day. Chance of rain in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon, then another 2 to 3 inches in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.55 inches
Winds variable at 2 to 10 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 1 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 13 mph. Wind chill expected to be 21 to 29 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 18th
↑30° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↓74% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Overcast before noon and then overcast later into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another trace before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds NW 4 to 13 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 3 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update11 Dec @ 11:12
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total98"
  • Average Base Depth4 to 8"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
1in, past 5 days. Snow surface is packed powder and hard pack
  • High Lift Elevation120ft
  • Base Elevation87ft
  • Vertical Drop33ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails0 of 21
  • Lifts0 of
  • Acreage0 of ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Cross Country Area22
  • Tubingyes
  • Tubing Hours9a-4p
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Conditions
  • Humidity81%
  • Dewpoint-13°
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Fair
Location
Caledonia County Airport, VT
  • Elevation1,188ft
  • UpdatedDec 13 @ 05:14
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Location
  • State: New Hampshire
  • Country: United States
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

Thursday
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iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then variable 2 to 9 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑18° / ↓5°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be -2 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓18°
Sky
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 942ft
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Friday
↑37° / ↓17°
iconWinds: S 4 to 13 mph, then variable 2 to 9 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑31° / ↓17°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds S 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 24 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓32°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be 23 to 29 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 942ft
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Saturday
↑39° / ↓30°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then variable 1 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑37° / ↓33°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 26 to 29 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓30°
Sky
Clear into the evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 20 to 29 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 942ft
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Sunday
↑37° / ↓27°
iconWinds: SE 4 to 13 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓27°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds SE 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 26 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓29°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 18 to 28 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 942ft
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Monday
↑36° / ↓27°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 10 mph, then variable 1 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑31° / ↓27°
Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 21 to 29 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓29°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon and then snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon, then another 2 to 3 inches into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.55 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 23 to 27 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 942ft
temperature graph
Tuesday
↑30° / ↓18°
iconWinds: NW 4 to 13 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓23°
Sky
Overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓19°
Sky
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 3 to 10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 942ft
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature22°
  • Soil Low Temperature15°
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  • Soil High Temperature29°
  • Soil Low Temperature20°
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  • Soil High Temperature31°
  • Soil Low Temperature27°
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  • Soil High Temperature30°
  • Soil Low Temperature24°
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  • Soil High Temperature30°
  • Soil Low Temperature26°
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