Snow Ridge ↑36° ↓30° Forecast:   2" Base:   6"
Today's Forecast
↑36° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓27° / ↑22°
  • Humidity↓59% / ↑90%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Overcast throughout the day. Chance of snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting before noon and a trace in the afternoon followed by another 1 to 2 inches in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.38 inches
Winds SE 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to SE 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 21 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 17th
↑34° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓29° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓89% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning, and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning, then another trace before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon, then another dusting later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.14 to 0.7 inches
Winds W 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to NW 17 to 29 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind chill expected to be -6 to 21 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 18th
↑19° ↓13°
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  • Dewpoint↓9° / ↑9°
  • Humidity↓70% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow after daylight.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds NW 16 to 28 mph through the morning becoming NW 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind chill expected to be -12 to -8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 19th
↑29° ↓13°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑12°
  • Humidity↓85% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 5 to 14 mph through the morning becoming SW 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be -6 to 11 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 20th
↑36° ↓25°
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  • Dewpoint↓28° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↓91% / ↑89%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon and then cloudy later into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.17 to 0.85 inches
Winds SW 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to SW 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 24 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 21st
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  • Dewpoint↓0° / ↑0°
  • Humidity
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
No forecasts available.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
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.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update16 Dec @ 08:12
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth6 to 36"
  • Today's Snow Potential2"
Comments
Snow surface is machine groomed and packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation1,850ft
  • Base Elevation1,350ft
  • Vertical Drop500ft
  • Longest Trail4,000ft
  • Trails7 of 22
  • Lifts2 of 6
  • Acreage0 of 130 ( 36% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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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
  • Elevation774ft
  • UpdatedDec 16 @ 08:13
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Location
  • City: Turin
  • 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° / ↓30°
iconWinds: SE 8 to 17 mph, then SE 8 to 19 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑34° / ↓30°
Sky
Overcast before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds SE 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 19 to 21 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓32°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the afternoon, then another 1 to 2 inches into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.38 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 21 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,369ft
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Monday
↑34° / ↓20°
iconWinds: W 11 to 22 mph, then NW 17 to 29 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓30°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 37 mph. Wind chill expected to be 17 to 21 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓20°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon followed by another trace in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind chill expected to be -6 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,369ft
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Tuesday
↑19° / ↓13°
iconWinds: NW 16 to 28 mph, then NW 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑16° / ↓13°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Expected wind chill to be -12 to -8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑16° / ↓14°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be -10 to -8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,369ft
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Wednesday
↑29° / ↓13°
iconWinds: W 5 to 14 mph, then SW 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑21° / ↓13°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be -6 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓26°
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 SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,369ft
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Thursday
↑36° / ↓25°
iconWinds: SW 9 to 20 mph, then SW 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 23 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓33°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.14 to 0.7 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 22 to 24 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,369ft
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
No snow.
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.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,369ft
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