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Today's Forecast
↑41° ↓25°
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  • Dewpoint↓39° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓81% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds W 33 to 45 mph through the morning shifting to W 21 to 33 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 49 mph. Wind chill expected to be 4 to 23 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 22nd
↑29° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑17°
  • Humidity↓68% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds W 5 to 14 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 3 to 20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 23rd
↑43° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓37° / ↑17°
  • Humidity↓46% / ↑84%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
None expected.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds SE 18 to 30 mph through the morning becoming S 36 to 48 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 60 mph. Wind chill expected to be 18 to 27 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 24th
↑55° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓48° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓64% / ↑87%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain after daylight and then rain in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.2 to 0.98 inches
Winds SW 31 to 43 mph through the morning becoming W 50 to 62 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 73 mph. Wind chill expected to be 4 to 43 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 25th
↑28° ↓14°
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  • Dewpoint↓22° / ↑1°
  • Humidity↓54% / ↑84%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening. Chance of snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds W 33 to 45 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 56 mph. Wind chill expected to be -8 to 4 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 26th
↑37° ↓11°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓52% / ↑77%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Clear becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
None expected.
Winds variable at 0 to 8 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be -8 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update21 Feb @ 10:02
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth18 to 36"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
10in, past 6 days. Snow surface is machine groomed and packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation
  • Base Elevation
  • Vertical Drop500ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails12 of 41
  • Lifts4 of 8
  • Acreage0 of 225 ( 29% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Conditions
  • Humidity73%
  • Dewpoint26°
  • SustainedSW 22mph
  • GustingSW 30mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Partly Cloudy and Breezy
Location
Buffalo, Greater Buffalo International Airport, NY
  • Elevation1,299ft
  • UpdatedFeb 21 @ 05:14
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  • State: New York
  • 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
↑41° / ↓25°
iconWinds: W 33 to 45 mph, then W 21 to 33 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑41° / ↓28°
Skies
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 33 to 45 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Expected wind chill to be 6 to 23 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓25°
Skies
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be 4 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,486ft
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Friday
↑29° / ↓22°
iconWinds: W 5 to 14 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓22°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 3 to 11 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓24°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 11 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,486ft
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Saturday
↑43° / ↓29°
iconWinds: SE 18 to 30 mph, then S 36 to 48 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓29°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds SE 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be 18 to 23 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑43° / ↓38°
Skies
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 36 to 48 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Wind chill expected to be 21 to 27 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,486ft
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Sunday
↑55° / ↓29°
iconWinds: SW 31 to 43 mph, then W 50 to 62 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑55° / ↓43°
Skies
Mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.75 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 31 to 43 mph with gusts up to 73 mph. Expected wind chill to be 27 to 43 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑47° / ↓29°
Skies
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 50 to 62 mph with gusts up to 72 mph. Expected wind chill to be 4 to 33 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,486ft
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Monday
↑28° / ↓14°
iconWinds: W 33 to 45 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓20°
Skies
Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 33 to 45 mph with gusts up to 56 mph. Expected wind chill to be -6 to 4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓14°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be -8 to -5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,486ft
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Tuesday
↑37° / ↓11°
iconWinds: variable 0 to 8 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑23° / ↓11°
Skies
Clear becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be -8 to 9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓31°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 16 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,486ft
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  • Soil Low Temperature26°
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  • Soil Low Temperature31°
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