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Today's Forecast
↑36° ↓28°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑20°
  • Humidity↓51% / ↑84%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Overcast throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon and a trace in the afternoon, then another trace later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Winds SE 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming SE 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 14 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 17th
↑33° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓28° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓91% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Overcast throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon followed by another dusting into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.73 inches
Winds SW 10 to 21 mph through the morning becoming NW 17 to 29 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be -10 to 19 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 18th
↑16° ↓11°
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  • Dewpoint↓9° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓76% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Overcast through the morning, and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds NW 15 to 27 mph through the morning shifting to NW 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 52 mph. Wind chill expected to be -16 to -12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 19th
↑16° ↓15°
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓83% / ↑85%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds variable at 1 to 8 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be -13 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 20th
↑35° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑24°
  • Humidity↓94% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Overcast before noon and then cloudy later into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.53 inches
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning shifting to SW 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 9 to 22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 21st
↑0° ↓0°
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  • Dewpoint↓0° / ↑0°
  • Humidity
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
No forecasts available.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 0 to 8 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 10 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update14 Dec @ 12:12
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total6"
  • Average Base Depth12 to 34"
  • Today's Snow Potential1"
Comments
1in, past 3 days. Snow surface is machine groomed and packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation2260
  • Base Elevation1627
  • Vertical Drop633ft
  • Longest Trail1 miles
  • Trails12 of 23
  • Lifts2 of 5
  • Acreage0 of 90 ( 52% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails7 ( 30% )
  • Cross Country Area5
32°
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Conditions
  • Humidity85%
  • Dewpoint28°
  • SustainedE 7mph
  • GustingE 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Fair
Location
Griffiss Air Force Base / Rome, NY
  • Elevation1,732ft
  • UpdatedDec 16 @ 08:13
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Contact
Location
  • City: Old Forge
  • State: New York
  • 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

Sunday
↑36° / ↓28°
iconWinds: SE 9 to 20 mph, then SE 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓28°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds SE 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓31°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon, then another trace into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be 16 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,911ft
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Monday
↑33° / ↓19°
iconWinds: SW 10 to 21 mph, then NW 17 to 29 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑30° / ↓29°
Sky
Cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.38 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be 14 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓19°
Sky
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon, then another dusting into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.38 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be -10 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,911ft
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Tuesday
↑16° / ↓11°
iconWinds: NW 15 to 27 mph, then NW 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑14° / ↓12°
Sky
Overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 52 mph. Expected wind chill to be -16 to -12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑12° / ↓11°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be -16 to -12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,911ft
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Wednesday
↑16° / ↓15°
iconWinds: variable 1 to 8 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑16° / ↓8°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be -13 to 9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑23° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 4 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,911ft
temperature graph
Thursday
↑35° / ↓22°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then SW 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑26° / ↓22°
Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 9 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓31°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.43 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 18 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,911ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑0° / ↓0°
iconWinds: variable 0 to 8 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑0° / ↓0°
Sky
No forecasts available.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 0 to 8 mph.

PM

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↑0° / ↓0°
Sky
No forecasts available.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,911ft
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature31°
  • Soil Low Temperature30°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature31°
  • Soil Low Temperature31°
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  • Soil High Temperature30°
  • Soil Low Temperature23°
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  • Soil High Temperature24°
  • Soil Low Temperature21°
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  • Soil High Temperature29°
  • Soil Low Temperature25°
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