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Today's Forecast
↑37° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓22° / ↑17°
  • Humidity↓92% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy before noon and then mostly cloudy later into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another dusting before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.18 to 0.88 inches
Winds S 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to NW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 19 to 23 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 18th
↑33° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓19° / ↑13°
  • Humidity↓86% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth14"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow after daylight and then snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 24 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 19th
↑38° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↓80% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast throughout the day. Chance of snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning becoming SE 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 14 to 30 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 20th
↑38° ↓25°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑20°
  • Humidity↓81% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow7"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon and 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.34 to 1.68 inches
Winds S 15 to 27 mph through the morning becoming SW 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 34 mph. Expected wind chill to be 21 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 21st
↑20° ↓11°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓58% / ↑92%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth21"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear into the evening. Chance of snow after daylight.
Flurries possible.
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.6 inches
Winds NW 6 to 15 mph through the morning becoming 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be -3 to 24 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 22nd
↑31° ↓13°
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  • Dewpoint↓12° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↓55% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth20"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming W 16 to 28 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 35 mph. Wind chill expected to be 1 to 22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update08 Apr @ 10:04
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth0"
  • Today's Snow Potential4"
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  • High Lift Elevation6,700ft
  • Base Elevation3,400ft
  • Vertical Drop3,300ft
  • Longest Trail8.08 miles
  • Trails0 of 14
  • Lifts0 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 0 ( 0% )
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Conditions
  • Humidity100%
  • Dewpoint32°
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility0.75 miles
  • Snow Depth18"
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Mod Snow
Location
Hailey, Friedman Memorial Airport, ID
  • Elevation5,400ft
  • UpdatedJan 17 @ 08:10
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  • State: Idaho
  • Country: United States
Sun Valley Nordic Center Discussion
TODAY and Friday morning we expect low pressure to move across the Northwest US, spinning off energy across the area combined with good moisture, with a primarily southwest flow of winds becoming west/ northwest later today and Friday, to push good moisture in from the southwest initially, for moderate snowfall potential, at Bogus Basin and the rest of southern Idaho today, continuing into Friday (best day for fresh powder and conditions, but show up Saturday for sunshine and great conditions!). All is on track.

High pressure ridging builds in on Saturday, then on Sunday another shot of snow moves in for Sunday into Monday... 

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

Expanded Outlook

Thursday
↑37° / ↓23°
iconWinds: S 8 to 17 mph, then NW 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑37° / ↓26°
Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.17 to 0.83 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 20 to 23 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 19 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,013ft
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Friday
↑33° / ↓18°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓20°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Flurries possible through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 23 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓19°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 24 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,013ft
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Saturday
↑38° / ↓20°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then SE 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑37° / ↓20°
Sky
Cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 29 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓29°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 25 to 30 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,013ft
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Sunday
↑38° / ↓25°
iconWinds: S 15 to 27 mph, then SW 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 7"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓31°
Sky
Overcast through the morning. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.2 to 0.98 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be 21 to 25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓25°
Sky
Overcast into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 21 to 25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,013ft
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Monday
↑20° / ↓11°
iconWinds: NW 6 to 15 mph, then 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑30° / ↓19°
Sky
Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Flurries possible in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds NW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 5 to 24 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑17° / ↓11°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be -3 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,013ft
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Tuesday
↑31° / ↓13°
iconWinds: W 8 to 17 mph, then W 16 to 28 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓15°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 1 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓19°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,013ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

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  • Soil Low Temperature16°
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