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Temperature: 32°
Snow Depth: 23"
Snow Last 24hrs: 1.86"
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Temperature: 30°
Snow Depth: 15"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.93"
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Temperature: 25°
Snow Depth: 45"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2"
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Temperature: 28°
Snow Depth: 24"
Snow Last 24hrs: 1.14"
Galena close button
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Temperature: 28°
Snow Depth: 34"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.85"
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Temperature: 28°
Snow Depth: 29"
Snow Last 24hrs: 9.49"
Galena Summit close button
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Temperature: 24°
Snow Depth: 43"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.28"
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Temperature: 31°
Snow Depth: 9"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0.86"
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Temperature: 24°
Snow Depth: 55"
Snow Last 24hrs: 9"
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Temperature: 24°
Snow Depth: 48"
Snow Last 24hrs: 15"
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Temperature: 34°
Snow Depth: 9"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2.23"
Today's Forecast
↑27° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓3° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↓41% / ↑70%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy before noon and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear later into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning becoming 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 5 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 21st
↑26° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓2° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↓45% / ↑83%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Clear through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 17 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 6 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 22nd
↑29° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓12° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↓54% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds SW 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 8 to 20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 23rd
↑25° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑7°
  • Humidity↓54% / ↑78%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 1 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 13 to 19 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑30° ↓24°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓68% / ↑85%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds S 4 to 13 mph through the morning becoming S 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 14 to 19 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑30° ↓24°
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  • Dewpoint↓19° / ↑12°
  • Humidity↓71% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow7"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another 3 to 5 inches before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.2 to 1 inches
Winds SW 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to NW 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 13 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update08 Apr @ 10:04
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth0"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
None Reported
  • High Lift Elevation6,700ft
  • Base Elevation3,400ft
  • Vertical Drop3,300ft
  • Longest Trail8.08 miles
  • Trails0 of 14
  • Lifts0 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 0 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
18°
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Conditions
  • Humidity67%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedW 7mph
  • GustingW 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth15"
Comments
A Few Clouds
Location
2 Miles SW Ketchum ID
  • Elevation5,400ft
  • UpdatedJan 20 @ 09:10
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Location
  • 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

Saturday
↑27° / ↓20°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓20°
Sky
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 5 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 6 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,013ft
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Sunday
↑26° / ↓21°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓21°
Sky
Clear through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 6 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 11 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,013ft
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Monday
↑29° / ↓22°
iconWinds: SW 4 to 13 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑26° / ↓22°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 8 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 12 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,013ft
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Tuesday
↑25° / ↓23°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then variable 1 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 13 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 13 to 19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,013ft
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Wednesday
↑30° / ↓24°
iconWinds: S 4 to 13 mph, then S 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓24°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 14 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓28°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds S 4 to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 16 to 19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,013ft
temperature graph
Thursday
↑30° / ↓24°
iconWinds: SW 4 to 13 mph, then NW 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 7"
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AM

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↑30° / ↓27°
Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.17 to 0.85 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 4 to 13 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 15 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓24°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 4 to 13 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 13 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,013ft
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  • Soil Low Temperature22°
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