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Elevation: 4,510ft
Temperature: 30°
Snow Depth: 20"
Snow Past 24 hrs: "
Today's Forecast
↑33° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓28° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↓81% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow8"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Cloudy before noon and then cloudy later into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon and 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon followed by another 1 to 2 inches into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.32 to 1.6 inches
Winds S 27 to 39 mph through the morning becoming W 36 to 48 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 49 mph. Expected wind chill to be -1 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 12th
↑30° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓74% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow 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, then another dusting in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds SW 20 to 32 mph through the morning becoming SW 25 to 37 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 46 mph. Expected wind chill to be -7 to 1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 13th
↑36° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑16°
  • Humidity↓46% / ↑86%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon.
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds S 27 to 39 mph through the morning becoming S 24 to 36 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind chill expected to be -2 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑37° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓50% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.73 inches
Winds S 32 to 44 mph through the morning shifting to SW 29 to 41 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 59 mph. Expected wind chill to be -6 to 19 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
↑29° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓16° / ↑14°
  • Humidity↓61% / ↑83%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
None expected.
Winds S 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to SE 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be -6 to 13 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 16th
↑36° ↓32°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑21°
  • Humidity↓55% / ↑81%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds S 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming S 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update09 Dec @ 01:12
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth20 to 27"
  • Today's Snow Potential8"
Comments
Snow surface is machine groomed and variable conditions
  • High Lift Elevation6,300ft
  • Base Elevation4,100ft
  • Vertical Drop2,200ft
  • Longest Trail2.5 miles
  • Trails0 of 80
  • Lifts0 of 7
  • Acreage0 of 1600 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Conditions
  • Humidity85%
  • Dewpoint21°
  • SustainedS 12mph
  • GustingS 24mph
  • Visibility0.50 miles
  • Snow Depth36"
Comments
Mod Snow, Freezing Fog
Location
Mullan Pass, Mullan Pass Vor, MT
  • Elevation5,200ft
  • UpdatedDec 11 @ 04:07
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Conditions
  • Humidity85%
  • Dewpoint21°
  • SustainedS 12mph
  • GustingS 24mph
  • Visibility0.50 miles
  • Snow Depth20"
Comments
Mod Snow, Freezing Fog
Location
Mullan Pass, Mullan Pass Vor, MT
  • Elevation5,200ft
  • UpdatedDec 11 @ 04:07
Top
Base
Mountain House, 5,700 ft.
Mountain House, 5,700 ft.
Kellogg Peak 6,300 ft.
Kellogg Peak 6,300 ft.
Base: Gondola/ Morning Star Lodge
Base: Gondola/ Morning Star Lodge
Snow Tubing Park
Snow Tubing Park
Silver Rapids Waterpark
Silver Rapids Waterpark
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Location
  • City: Kellogg
  • State: Idaho
  • Country: United States
Dec 10, 2018 - Inland NW Weather Discussion
Today we expect cloudy skies and lingering snow showers this morning, mostly light, becoming mostly cloudy this afternoon with just some flurries for 49N, Mt Spokane and Schweitzer, and continuing snow accumulations and cloudy skies for Silver Mountain and especially Lookout Pass into Missoula/ Kalispell, as a moderately strong and fast moving shortwave low pressure system exits the area, with a southwest flow aloft continuing.

On Tuesday we expect another storm to move in, but this one looks much stronger and loaded with moisture (over 1" of precipitable water), with snow levels touching 5,000 feet during heaviest precip late Tuesday. Heavy snow totals are expected (1 to 2 feet across the mountains), a BIG powder day is expected to be announced Wednesday morning!

On Wednesday we expect lingering snowfall from 49N and Mt Spokane to Schweitzer in the morning, clearing pretty fast with some sunshine after noon, plus colder temperatures and strong winds, low wind chills so bundling up with layers is a good idea. For Silver Mountain and Lookout Pass, expect snow to continue through the day, and after 18" or so at Lookout, expect an additional 2-4" on a colder Wednesday. Great conditions are expected, but be prepared for wind and blowing snow as low pressure exits.

On Thursday we expect some sunshine under a high pressure ridge and milder temperatures, but mostly cloudy skies with some snow showers expected at times due to weak disturbances passing through overhead.

Friday we expect another shot of (this time) moderate to heavy snow (maybe 4-8" across the region, 8" for Lookout) from a fast moving and not as moist storm system, with snow falling through the day and overnight, and THEN some nice freshies on a mostly sunny Saturday!

WOW: LONGER RANGE (through the holidays):

Sunday and Monday we are expecting a BIG storm, with a subtropical moisture tap as this large-scale low pressure system, moving in out of a major trough over the Gulf of Alaska, carries in strong southwest wind flow and deep moisture from southwest of Tahoe right across into the region. Snow levels will likely hover near 4,000 feet, for some great, dense base-building snow. Following this, after a 1/2 day of reprieve, another significant looking system moves in, followed by another day of respite and another storm, right up until around the 23rd or so, setting up the Christmas and New Year holiday with amazing conditions! We do not hype weather, though this may sound like it, its just looking this good! These are systems coming from a longer fetch from across the Pacific, for some more moisture and powder day potential, currently hammering Niseko, Japan...

Toward the NEW YEAR and beyond... Around Christmas we do expect some sunshine mixed with COLDER air and lighter, powdery  snow at times... So we expect  great skiing and riding for the family. Around the New Year we expect another period of "busy" weather, with energy across the Pacific looking strong, coming off east Asia, so we do expect some of these storms to affect the western US, including the Inland Northwest. We put out a REALLY long range forecast back in September, and it pretty much materialized (http://snowforecast.com/inland-northwest). CM
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

Mountain Summit Forecast

Tuesday
↑31° / ↓24°
iconWinds: S 27 to 39 mph, then W 36 to 48 mph
iconForecast Snow: 9"
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↑27° / ↓24°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.6 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top S 27 to 39 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Wind chill expected to be -3 to -1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓27°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon followed by another 1 to 2 inches later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.2 to 1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 36 to 48 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Wind chill expected to be -2 to 5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,293ft
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Wednesday
↑28° / ↓21°
iconWinds: SW 20 to 32 mph, then SW 25 to 37 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓23°
Sky
Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 20 to 32 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Expected wind chill to be -11 to -2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑23° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon followed by another dusting into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be -9 to -6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,293ft
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Thursday
↑36° / ↓24°
iconWinds: S 27 to 39 mph, then S 24 to 36 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓25°
Sky
Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top S 27 to 39 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind chill expected to be -6 to 6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓29°
Sky
Mostly cloudy 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 near the top S 24 to 36 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Wind chill expected to be 6 to 16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,293ft
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Friday
↑36° / ↓22°
iconWinds: S 32 to 44 mph, then SW 29 to 41 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓31°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.43 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top S 32 to 44 mph with gusts up to 59 mph. Expected wind chill to be 3 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓23°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 29 to 41 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be -9 to 3 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,293ft
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Saturday
↑28° / ↓21°
iconWinds: S 8 to 17 mph, then SE 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑23° / ↓21°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top S 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be -10 to 2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SE 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 2 to 11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,293ft
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Sunday
↑35° / ↓30°
iconWinds: S 8 to 17 mph, then S 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓31°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top S 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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↑35° / ↓30°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,293ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Tuesday
↑35° / ↓28°
iconWinds: S 14 to 26 mph, then W 26 to 38 mph
iconForecast Snow: 8"
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AM

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↑30° / ↓28°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.6 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base S 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓30°
Sky
Overcast 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, then another 1 to 2 inches into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.2 to 1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 26 to 38 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,056ft
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Wednesday
↑33° / ↓25°
iconWinds: SW 15 to 27 mph, then S 15 to 27 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓28°
Sky
Overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be 2 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon followed by another trace later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,056ft
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Thursday
↑35° / ↓27°
iconWinds: S 16 to 28 mph, then SE 13 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑34° / ↓28°
Sky
Cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base S 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be 7 to 16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓31°
Sky
Mostly cloudy 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 around the base SE 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 44 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,056ft
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Friday
↑36° / ↓25°
iconWinds: S 20 to 32 mph, then SW 22 to 34 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓33°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.43 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base S 20 to 32 mph with gusts up to 59 mph. Wind chill expected to be 16 to 21 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓26°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be 0 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,056ft
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Saturday
↑29° / ↓23°
iconWinds: SE 4 to 13 mph, then SE 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓23°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SE 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓26°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SE 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,056ft
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Sunday
↑36° / ↓29°
iconWinds: S 8 to 17 mph, then S 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓30°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds around the base S 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑36° / ↓34°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 20 to 26 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,056ft
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