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Today's Forecast
↑36° ↓31°
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  • Dewpoint↓25° / ↑26°
  • Humidity↓68% / ↑90%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Mostly cloudy before noon and then cloudy later into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds SW 8 to 19 mph through the morning becoming S 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 22 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 14 to 21 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 23rd
↑38° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓28° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↓68% / ↑86%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon, then another dusting in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.48 inches
Winds S 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to S 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 13 to 23 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑41° ↓32°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑31°
  • Humidity↓70% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Overcast throughout the day.
No snow today.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds S 13 to 25 mph through the morning becoming SW 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 14 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑33° ↓27°
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  • Dewpoint↓25° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↓72% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning, then another dusting before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Winds S 7 to 16 mph through the morning becoming SW 13 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 7 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 26th
↑31° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑21°
  • Humidity↓71% / ↑87%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Cloudy throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another trace before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Winds SW 10 to 21 mph through the morning shifting to S 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 6 to 14 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 27th
↑37° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓25° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↓72% / ↑84%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds S 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to S 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 8 to 20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update31 Dec @ 04:12
  • Snow Last 24hrs"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total"
  • Average Base Depth"
  • Today's Snow Potential1"
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  • High Lift Elevation0ft
  • Base Elevation0ft
  • Vertical Drop0ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
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Conditions
  • Humidity93%
  • Dewpoint32°
  • SustainedW 8mph
  • GustingW 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
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  • Elevation3,388ft
  • UpdatedJan 22 @ 10:11
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  • City: Cottonwood
  • State: Idaho
  • Country: United States
Sun Valley - Big Sky
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Dec 14, 2017

The strong, blocking, and freakishly permanent upper level high pressure ridge across the northeast Pacific and west coast of the US continues to say NO! to any real juicy Pacific storms hitting the west coast and the rest of the western US, as the real big dumps of Western US snow usually arrive in part from more of an over-water trajectory across the Pacific, that the current pattern does not allow (except in the case of fickle, and usually weak cut-off low pressure systems). Instead we have been stuck with mostly occasional light snow, otherwise mostly sunny weather.

It looks like the ridge of high pressure will hold mostly through December, and even into the New Year, with short-lived winter events affecting the Sawtooth Mountains and Sun Valley/ Southern Idaho and through southwest Montana, Big Sky, otherwise mostly dry, mostly sunny conditions, then winter should rush in for this region and the Western US shortly after the start of the New Year as the pattern shifts during early January. Some mostly diverted (by the ridge) and mostly limited moisture or strength low pressure systems move through the west a few days before Christmas, hitting Southern Idaho-Southwest Montana with a light to moderate snowfall, leaning more toward close to powder day amounts. For now, if you are desiring a western US ski or snowboard vacation, the areas that will fare best (only in relation to other western US resort areas) are western Wyoming/ southwest Montana, and Colorado/ New Mexico (cut-off low pressure system potential is the reason New Mexico was thrown in).
By early January, all areas of the western US will likely start to see some rain and snow, including Big Bear in southern California, and some  big storms for this region.

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US Extended Snowfall Outlook
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Jan 18, 2018

The start of winter has been a bit delayed from what we forecast back in mid-December (by about a week), but is here, no doubt, and will be with us for the rest of January and into February most likely, with plenty of cold and snowy storms on the way...

Today and Friday we expect snow to fall across the Sierra Nevada (Tahoe-Mammoth), and Wasatch mountain ranges (Salt Lake Utah resort areas), to the tune of a foot of fresh for both Tahoe and Mammoth before its all over, and also 6 inches to a foot of snow for Colorado! Southern California will also see some snow, with some light snow expected in Big Bear mainly on Friday.

Do you want to ski or board in 6 inches to 1 foot of mostly fresh snow, while the sun shines? Go to Tahoe or Mammoth. Do you want to ski or board while its snowing, and 6 inches to 1 foot or more of snow expected? Go to Colorado or Utah for the freshest turns...

The coming weeks will be more busy and we expect frequent snowfalls across all resort areas of the western US and Western Canada. Follow your favorite forecasts at www.snowforecast.com.

LONGER RANGE: We expect a busy pattern (frequent snows) across the western US and Canada into early February.

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Expanded Outlook

Monday
↑36° / ↓31°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 19 mph, then S 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓31°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 22 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 15 to 20 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑36° / ↓31°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 14 to 21 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,496ft
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Tuesday
↑38° / ↓30°
iconWinds: S 9 to 20 mph, then S 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓30°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 22 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 13 to 21 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑38° / ↓34°
Sky
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon followed by another trace into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 16 to 23 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,496ft
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Wednesday
↑41° / ↓32°
iconWinds: S 13 to 25 mph, then SW 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑40° / ↓36°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 19 to 24 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑41° / ↓32°
Sky
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 14 to 25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,496ft
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Thursday
↑33° / ↓27°
iconWinds: S 7 to 16 mph, then SW 13 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓27°
Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 11 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓27°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 7 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,496ft
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Friday
↑31° / ↓26°
iconWinds: SW 10 to 21 mph, then S 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑30° / ↓27°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 6 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓26°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 4 to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 7 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,496ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑37° / ↓26°
iconWinds: S 4 to 13 mph, then S 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑37° / ↓26°
Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 4 to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 8 to 20 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓35°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds S 5 to 14 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 17 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,496ft
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