Bogus Basin ↑36° ↓30° Forecast:   7" Base:   38"
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Network: SNTL
Elevation: 6,340ft
Temperature: 37°
Snow Depth: 44"
Snow Past 24 hrs: "
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Network: SNTL
Elevation: 6,100ft
Temperature: 35°
Snow Depth: 50"
Snow Past 24 hrs: "
Today's Forecast
↑36° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓32° / ↑31°
  • Humidity↓97% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow7"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Cloudy and milder with snow showers and snow levels near the base, then rising to just above base by late afternoon/ evening, though we could get through this with wet snow at worst (no rain) when snow levels rise. Snow showers will be heavy at times, and a pretty good shot of snow is expected, possible powder day.
Snowfall is expected to be 4 to 5 inches at the base, and 6 to 8 inches on the mid and upper mountain (7,000ft+).
Potential Precip: 0.6 to 1.2 inches
Winds SW 16 to 28 mph through the morning shifting to S 18 to 30 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 40 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 20th
↑35° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓28° / ↑26°
  • Humidity↓74% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Partly cloudy becoming cloudy with developing snow showers mainly in the afternoon, then increased snow showers in the evening and overnight.
Snowfall is forecast to be 2 to 4 inches, most of it late.
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.4 inches
Winds S 10 to 20 mph through the morning becoming SW 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 40 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 21st
↑27° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓49% / ↑92%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 22 to 34 mph through the morning becoming S 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 43 mph. Expected wind chill to be -4 to 14 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 22nd
↑25° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓50% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Clear becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds W 12 to 24 mph through the morning shifting to SW 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 44 mph. Expected wind chill to be -3 to 4 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 23rd
↑30° ↓25°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑24°
  • Humidity↓83% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.75 inches
Winds W 14 to 26 mph through the morning shifting to 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 48 mph. Wind chill expected to be 4 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 24th
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓54% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
None expected.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds NW 12 to 23 mph through the morning shifting to 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be 5 to 11 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update19 Jan @ 07:01
  • Snow Past 24 hrs5"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs6"
  • Season Total66"
  • Average Base Depth38 to 47"
  • Today's Snow Potential7"
Comments
7in, past 3 days. Snow surface is powder and packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation7,600ft
  • Base Elevation5,800ft
  • Vertical Drop1,800ft
  • Longest Trail1.5mi
  • Trails90 of 93
  • Lifts9 of 11
  • Acreage1819 of 2600 ( 97% )
  • Downhill Miles20of27
  • Night Skiing5 lifts/5 trails open
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails30 ( 32% )
  • Cross Country Area20
  • Tubingyes
  • Tubing Hours9a-6p
37°
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Conditions
  • Humidity82%
  • Dewpoint32°
  • SustainedNW 3mph
  • GustingNW 0mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth50"
Comments
Unreported
Location
BOGUS BASIN, ID
  • Elevation5,597ft
  • UpdatedJan 19 @ 06:07
37°
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Conditions
  • Humidity82%
  • Dewpoint32°
  • SustainedNW 3mph
  • GustingNW 0mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth50"
Comments
Unreported
Location
BOGUS BASIN, ID
  • Elevation5,597ft
  • UpdatedJan 19 @ 06:07
Top
Base
SnowCam 6,340'
SnowCam 6,340'
Base Area
Base Area
Coaster
Coaster
Contact
Location
  • City: Boise
  • State: Idaho
  • Country: United States
Bogus Basin Discussion
YESTERDAY: "...morning we expect low pressure to move across the Northwest US, spinning off energy across the area combined with good moisture with a primarily west/ northwest flow of winds today, for some light snow mainly this morning before clearing out (best day for fresh powder and conditions today. More snow moves in this evening and tonight, a decent shot as a slug of moisture moves through, with dense moisture-laden snow expected."

TODAY: We expect high pressure ridging, usually producing sunny skies, but with this pattern there will be subtropical moisture moving through with some dicey snow levels, rain mix at the base, and dense moisture-laden snow otherwise. This is good for base building, but mostly for the upper mountain.

Another shot of snow moves in for Sunday into Monday, ending and clearing out early Monday, with moderate totals expected mainly Sunday through Sunday night, 2 to 4". 

LONGER RANGE: Next week (21-22 January "last blast" of snow) we expect a brief shot of moisture pushing into the area out of the Northwest as high pressure ridging starts to bump up across the Southwest and Northwest US. Some light to moderate snowfall is expected for Bogus. After this, for the rest of January, we expect mostly sunny skies and milder temperatures (last couple/ few days of January we may see a slope-freshening shot of light to moderate snow), into early February, as high pressure ridging and no storms is dominant across the region. After early February we expect the storm track to dip south across the western US again, with regular snowfalls returning. CM
Southern Idaho/ Bogus Basin to be hit with snow, strong winds on Tuesday...
Monday at 3pm...

A big storm is coming in terms of wind and moderate snow, with multiple feet of snow to the north across north Idaho...

The jet stream will give strong dynamics, and we will see good moisture and some dense, base-building snowfall, about 4-7" to Bogus Basin, around 4" near the base and about 7 inches of snowfall up top, Tuesday morning through evening mainly. We are hoping for more but this will be a good coverage type of snow, helping to erase the early season thin spots.



We have more storms coming too, right through the holidays, and we are watching, updating, even giving long range forecasts out to a month+ away! Please be sure to check the details at our custom forecast for Bogus Basin HERE, sponsored by Bogus Basin!
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

Mountain Summit Forecast

Saturday
↑35° / ↓29°
iconWinds: SW 16 to 28 mph, then S 18 to 30 mph
iconForecast Snow: 7"
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AM

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↑34° / ↓29°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.24 to 1.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be 6 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓33°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.27 to 1.35 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,600ft
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Sunday
↑34° / ↓27°
iconWinds: S 23 to 35 mph, then W 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 5"
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AM

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↑34° / ↓32°
Sky
Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.17 to 0.85 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top S 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓27°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be 7 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,600ft
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Monday
↑26° / ↓19°
iconWinds: NW 20 to 32 mph, then NW 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓23°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 20 to 32 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be -5 to 9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓19°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be -7 to -4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,600ft
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Tuesday
↑24° / ↓20°
iconWinds: W 10 to 21 mph, then variable 1 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑22° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 32 mph. Expected wind chill to be -4 to -1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑22° / ↓21°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to -2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,600ft
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Wednesday
↑28° / ↓25°
iconWinds: W 19 to 31 mph, then NW 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 6"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓26°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.58 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be 1 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓25°
Sky
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 2 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,600ft
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Thursday
↑31° / ↓27°
iconWinds: NW 10 to 21 mph, then NW 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑30° / ↓27°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓32°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,600ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Saturday
↑36° / ↓30°
iconWinds: SW 16 to 28 mph, then SE 18 to 30 mph
iconForecast Snow: 7"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓30°
Sky
Cloudy and milder with snow levels near the base, then rising to upper mountain by afternoon. Snow and some base rain mix is expected mid-day, with snow otherwise, morning and evening.
Snow
1 to maybe 2 inches of snow, dense, at the base, and 2 to 4 inches of snow on the upper mountain.
Precipitation
.2 to .5".
Winds
Morning winds SW 16 to 28 mph.

PM

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↑36° / ↓32°
Sky
Cloudy and milder with snow levels near the base, then rising to upper mountain by afternoon. Snow and some base rain mix is expected mid-day, with snow otherwise, morning and evening.
Snow
1 to maybe 2 inches of snow, dense, at the base, and 2 to 4 inches of snow on the upper mountain.
Precipitation
.2 to .5".
Winds
Afternoon winds S 18 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,800ft
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Sunday
↑35° / ↓18°
iconWinds: S 10 to 20 mph, then W 15 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑30° / ↓29°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming cloudy, isolated snow showers.
Snow
A trace.
Precipitation
A trace.
Winds
Morning winds S 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

PM

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↑34° / ↓31°
Sky
Becoming cloudy with developing snow showers mainly in the afternoon, then increased snow showers in the evening and overnight.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 2 to 4 inches, most of it late.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.4 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW at 15 to 25 gusts to 40 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,800ft
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Monday
↑29° / ↓22°
iconWinds: NW 13 to 25 mph, then W 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓25°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base NW 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 37 mph. Wind chill expected to be 5 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓22°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,800ft
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Tuesday
↑25° / ↓22°
iconWinds: NW 5 to 14 mph, then variable 1 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑23° / ↓22°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base NW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 2 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓23°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 5 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,800ft
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Wednesday
↑30° / ↓24°
iconWinds: W 14 to 26 mph, then NW 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 6"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.58 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be 6 to 11 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓27°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base NW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,800ft
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Thursday
↑31° / ↓28°
iconWinds: NW 8 to 17 mph, then NW 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓28°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base NW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 14 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓32°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 19 to 21 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,800ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature32°
  • Soil Low Temperature31°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature32°
  • Soil Low Temperature32°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature32°
  • Soil Low Temperature31°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature30°
  • Soil Low Temperature26°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature30°
  • Soil Low Temperature28°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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