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Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↓58% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow8"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Cloudy after noon, developing snow showers, heavy at times mainly evening and overnight... Gusty winds are expected. Snow levels rise from 3,000 to 5,000 feet, for dense (high-moisture, great for the base) snow.
Snowfall is forecast at 4 to 6 inches mainly (bulk of accumulation) evening through overnight, with 6 to 8 inches of snow up top.
Potential Precip: 0.35 to 0.65 inches
Winds NW 5 to 15 mph through the morning becoming SW 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind gusts to 55mph are expected on the summit.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 12th
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑3°
  • Humidity↓56% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy with light additional snow through the morning, then clearing to partly cloudy and chilly. Windy conditions and areas of blowing/ drifting snow are expected.
Snowfall is forecast to be 1 to 2 inches in the morning.
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.15 inches
Winds W 20 to 30 mph through the morning becoming NW 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 40 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 13th
↑38° ↓10°
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  • Dewpoint↓3° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↓33% / ↑66%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth13"
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy and milder in the afternoon, becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
No snow.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds S 4 to 12 mph through the morning becoming S/ SW 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts to 35 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑33° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↓55% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning with snow flurries, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening, with light to moderate snow showers. Snow ends overnight.
Snowfall is forecast to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon/ evening mainly.
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.38 inches
Winds S/ SW 10 to 20 mph through the morning becoming W 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind gusts to 50mph are expected on the summit.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓50% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow after daylight.
Flurries possible.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning becoming NE 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 6 to 16 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 16th
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↓48% / ↑71%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
No snow.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SE 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to S 14 to 26 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update11 Dec @ 06:12
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total15"
  • Average Base Depth25 to 28"
  • Today's Snow Potential8"
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Snow surface is packed powder and machine groomed
  • High Lift Elevation9,150ft
  • Base Elevation5,750ft
  • Vertical Drop3,400ft
  • Longest Trail3 miles
  • Trails31 of 121
  • Lifts9 of 17
  • Acreage0 of 2154 ( 26% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails31 ( 26% )
  • Trails with Snow Making31 ( 26% )
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  • Humidity93%
  • Dewpoint21°
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth11"
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Hailey, Friedman Memorial Airport, ID
  • Elevation10,197ft
  • UpdatedDec 11 @ 06:09
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Conditions
  • Humidity93%
  • Dewpoint21°
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth7"
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Hailey, Friedman Memorial Airport, ID
  • Elevation5,400ft
  • UpdatedDec 11 @ 06:09
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Sun Valley Resort Discussion
Today we expect clouds and snow flurries in the morning as another storm starts to settle in, but this one looks much stronger and loaded with improved moisture. Skies quickly cloud up during the day (increasing, lowering clouds) and accumulating snow is expected from afternoon through overnight with heavy totals (maybe 1 foot up top), a powder day is expected to be announced Wednesday morning!

On Wednesday we expect lingering snowfall in the morning, clearing fast with plenty of sunshine after noon, with colder temperatures and strong winds, low wind chills so bundling up with layers is a good idea. Great conditions are expected, but be prepared for wind and blowing snow as low pressure exits.

On Thursday we clear out between storms, with sunshine under a high pressure ridge, and milder temperatures. Partly to at times mostly cloudy skies are expected, mostly higher level clouds.

Friday we expect another shot of snow from a fast moving and not so moist storm system, light to moderate totals, and most of it falling at the end of the day, so expect some 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 form southwest of Tahoe right across into our region. There will be some rain in Boise, but its looking like all snow for Bogus Basin and the region, snow levels likely hovering near 5,000 feet, for some great, dense base-building snow. Following this, after a day of reprieve, another significant looking system moves in, followed by another day of respite and another storm, right up until around the 22nd 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 nice sunny days of riding for the family mixed with some shots of snow, and 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 Bogus Basin/ Sun Valley. We put out a REALLY long range forecast back in September, sitting to the right of this discussion on your desktop computer (or under it if on a phone). CM
Sun Valley - Big Sky - 2018-2019 Seasonal Long Range Outlook
Fri, August 31st, 2018 (begun this article)
Wednesday September 19, 2018 (I finally finished it!)

MODOKI EL NINO = bad, REGULAR EL NINO = not always bad, WEAK EL NINO to ENSO Neutral = could be good (due also to other factors)! There are many possibilities with the last one (the one we think is coming) but we will nail it down for you! 

Southern Idaho, Sun Valley to Montana and Wyoming
FALL and WINTER SEASON FORECAST FROM SNOWFORECAST.COM!

...WHAT IS THE FORECAST?...
OCTOBER - (Near average snowfall and below average temperatures) Early season cold and October snows for the ski resorts, though best snow and coldest temperatures will be to the east of the divide and Wyoming/ southwest Montana (Big Sky and Jackson Hole), a bit drier for southern Idaho (Bogus Basin and Sun Valley), as storms drop in out of Canada for the most part, carrying the bulk of moisture and cold air to the east of the divide. There will be enough cold to test out any snowmaking equipment, even across southern Idaho, as cold air and moisture still manages to deliver some snow to Bogus Basin and Sun Valley at times. Early snows will linger for days at the resort elevations to help cool the soil for some good base building when we move into November... We also expect the usual transition season cut-off and closed low pressure systems to move in from the west and deliver some surprises (snow)... "Cut-off" means the low is cut off from and not being pushed around by, the storm steering flow (usually at 500mb).
NOVEMBER - (Near to just below average snowfall, and near to below average temperatures) Near average early season snow overall across the region (Montana and Wyoming will likely still do best) and mostly no snow level issues, with cold systems out of Canada clipping southern Idaho and hitting areas mainly east of the divide full force, as high pressure ridging offshore of the west coast allows storms to develop and move south from out of Canada, moving in with below average temperatures and possibly some extreme record cold. We expect some late November opening days on good bases mainly for Yellowstone-Jackson Hole, and some near to a bit below average base depths for Sun Valley and Bogus Basin, but pretty well preserved as colder than usual air helps to protect the snow...
DECEMBER - (Near average snowfall and near to below average temperatures through mid December, then dropping off to below average snowfall and near average temperatures in late December on some fair to good bases). Some good snowfall events through mid and maybe into late December, and near to below average temperatures should combine to be great for Christmas-New Year skiing/ boarding, then incoming storms start shifting to the south on a different storm  track, with lighter snows across the region as we move into the holidays, though there could still be some good moisture and snowfall from out of the southwest for especially for Bogus Basin and to a lesser extent Sun Vally.
JANUARY ONWARD, MORE COMING SOON - ? Stay tuned, but a brief synopsis: Dry for most of January with above average temperatures as high pressure ridging builds in, and the east coast gets hammered with cold and snow. Storms return in February with near average snowfall and temperatures for Bogus Basin and Sun Valley (a heavy snow is possible from storms on a more southern track), less than average snow for Big Sky, then March through the rest of the season looks near to warmer than average in temperature, with below average snows. April could produce some big storms and powder days to pass through the region, building the late season snowpack. More details are coming, and I will be naming resorts and forecasting long range snow totalsCM

...WHAT ARE THE FACTORS AND OPINIONS?...
Here are my August 31 observations: An El Nino that "wants" to happen, but meager warming to even some cooling in the key Nino regions (recent), and a mostly neutral status (currently) is not showing much hope for any El Nino pattern that may be classified as moderate or strong. In fact, I will say that we will not see a moderate or strong El Nino SST pattern this 2018-2019 season, and the NOAA forecasted weak El Nino is looking like a "maybe".
And, my September 15 observations: Latest guidance indicates that the El Nino SST anomaly will be weak, at best, in my opinion. Here is why: Cooler eastern Pacific waters (Nino 3.4 region)/ Subsurface waters heat content (180-100W Lat) has decreased/ and the current pattern is showing mostly a general cooling and not warming overall, though in the last 7 days, eastern Pacific surface waters off the coast of Ecuador (means "Equator") have warmed . Its mid September and this El Nino event should be a bit more evident. Its not. Even NOAA has backed off a bit with a 65% chance of El Nino formation, instead of the 70% they had called for early on in the summer when this anomaly looked more likely. For them to back off a bit like that indicates definite lost confidence, and this is not surprising, as I lost confidence in it occurring myself, back in July. Things work a bit slower in these large organizations, while us "loose cannons" (whatever in the hell that means) can blast off at will. Haha.

LONGRANGE_ENSO cpc _human reasoning_2
*An El Nino is still favored according to the above Climate Prediction Center chart*

LONGRANGE_SubsurfaceTempAnomalies

*We have seen some areas of cooling in the Nino 1+2 and 3 regions, as this El Nino struggles to form. This is indicating cooling in the subsurface waters, which is a factor that is looked at for potential SST's*

LONGRANGE_Last Year of Anomalies_best chart_Marked up

*As of Sep 12, there is some warming going on again in the referenced "Nino 3" region, so overall there is a positive SST anomaly, but mostly less than +.5 (in yellow on the above chart), which is the threshold that needs to be met for 3 consecutive months before an actual El Nino pattern is recognized. For now we are in an "ENSO neutral" status.

SOLAR MINIMUM: In terms of sunspot activity, there is currently almost none, or even "none", zero, zilch, nada, many days. Decreased or zero sunspot activity also affects our weather patterns. The chart below shows how we are in a solar "grand minimum" right now:

LONGRANGE_Sunspot Activity_Solar Minimum

Side note, look at the last minimum, in 07-08-09', when  the Inland Northwest had the most snow EVER recorded, back to back years, one with 170+ inches of snow in Coeur d'Alene, ID.

Also, we have seen some recent serious weather extremes this Summer of 2018, and have no reason to believe that we will not see similar extremes this fall and winter in North America:

From extreme heat in Europe, notably northern Europe:

LONGRANGE_Extremes_HeatInScandanavia


To extreme snow and cold in August:
LONGRANGE_Extremes_Salzburg
 NOAA: So to reiterate, NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) was forecasting a 60% likelihood for formation of an El Nino SST pattern this fall, and a 70% chance for the winter, 2018-2019, while now those forecasts are down to 50-55% and 65-70%, respectively. Large organizations like NOAA are not going to go backward on the forecast (decreased % chance), like this without very good reason, like, "its not happening like we thought it would guys"...

SNOWFORECAST.COM: At this point, a "weak" El Nino SST anomaly is the forecast from NOAA. I have believed since June that this would be a weak El Nino pattern that sets up, based on the afore-mentioned trend, but am now wondering if this El Nino will even show up at all. For those who desire to see some at least average rain and snowfall this winter, a weak El Nino or no El Nino may be best. If an El Nino, weak, does form, it is looking more likely to be the Modoki version, which on average, sucks (dry) all across the western US. Thankfully, as a weak factor (there are other factors), a weak El Nino of any kind will have a "weaker" influence on the weather patterns we see this fall and winter, THANKFULLY. We are also looking (currently) at a weakly negative PDO (Pacific Decadal Oscillation, more of a long term state of ocean water temps), which will not help in the El Nino department. Neutral to "very weak El Nino" is what we are forecasting as we move into fall and maybe through the winter, at best +.5 which is barely classified as an El Nino. As well, with the Grand Solar Minimum, expect the unexpected, and so far, that has proven true in many parts of the world. How will all of these factors; Weak El Nino, or even "ENSO Neutral" SST anomaly, neutral PDO, GSM (solar), and my own intuition, affect the Northwest US and Western Canada forecast? Just scroll back to the top to find out!

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Some References:
COLD AND SNOW:  https://www.theweek.info/index.php?newsid=3760 (Salzburg, over 1 foot of snow in August!)

HEAT:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/07/17/scorching-scandinavia-record-breaking-heat-hits-norway-finland-and-sweden (90+ degrees in Norway, all time record high temps!)

Great resource for current SST’s and anomalies: https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/ocean/

International Research Institute: https://iri.columbia.edu/our-expertise/climate/forecasts/enso/current/?enso_tab=enso-cpc_plume

Latest ENSO Discussion: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory/ensodisc.php

Space Weather ("Solar Minimum"): https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/solar-cycle-progression

NCEP model forecast SST anomalies (1 model forecasting La Nina): http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/NMME/current/tmpsfc_Seas2.html

The ONE outlier model forecasting La Nina: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/NMME/current/images/NASA_GEOS5v2_ensemble_tmpsfc_season2.png

Loads of the latest SST charts from ESRL, knock yourself out: https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/map/clim/sst.shtml

Best anomaly chart (in my opinion): https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/map/images/sst/sst.anom.hov.gif

Detailed ENSO Discussion from NOAA: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/lanina/enso_evolution-status-fcsts-web.pdf

More info/ charts on Modoki El Nino: http://www.jamstec.go.jp/frcgc/research/d1/iod/enmodoki_home_s.html.en

El Nino/ La Nina years/ ONI: http://ggweather.com/enso/oni.htm

A GREAT resource for "no BS" historical ski season info: http://bestsnow.net/

Latest PDO and history: http://research.jisao.washington.edu/pdo/PDO.latest.txt

 
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
↑15° / ↓13°
iconWinds: SW 17 to 29 mph, then SW 37 to 49 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑14° / ↓14°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be -12 to -6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓17°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 37 to 49 mph with gusts up to 61 mph. Wind chill expected to be -9 to -5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,436ft
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Wednesday
↑13° / ↓7°
iconWinds: NW 31 to 43 mph, then NW 19 to 31 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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Sky
Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 31 to 43 mph with gusts up to 54 mph. Expected wind chill to be -29 to -9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑9° / ↓7°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NW 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be -30 to -15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,436ft
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Thursday
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iconWinds: W 19 to 31 mph, then S 22 to 34 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be -17 to -8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑16° / ↓16°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be -8 to -2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,436ft
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Friday
↑17° / ↓15°
iconWinds: SW 20 to 32 mph, then SW 26 to 38 mph
iconForecast Snow: 6"
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AM

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↑23° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 20 to 32 mph with gusts up to 53 mph. Wind chill expected to be -3 to -1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑16° / ↓15°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.38 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 26 to 38 mph with gusts up to 43 mph. Expected wind chill to be -15 to -3 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,436ft
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Saturday
↑27° / ↓11°
iconWinds: W 8 to 17 mph, then S 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Flurries possible through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 27 mph. Wind chill expected to be -15 to -5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓13°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be -5 to 1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,436ft
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Sunday
↑30° / ↓20°
iconWinds: S 22 to 34 mph, then SW 14 to 26 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top S 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 43 mph. Expected wind chill to be 3 to 4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓20°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be 2 to 5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,436ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Tuesday
↑32° / ↓20°
iconWinds: SW 5 to 15 mph, then SE 20 to 30 mph
iconForecast Snow: 8"
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AM

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↑26° / ↓20°
Sky
Partly cloudy and chilly.
Snow
None
Precipitation
None
Winds
Morning winds NW 5 to 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph.

PM

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↑32° / ↓20°
Sky
Cloudy after noon, developing snow showers, heavy at times mainly evening and overnight... Gusty winds are expected. Snow levels rise from 3,000 to 5,000 feet, for dense (high-moisture, great for the base) snow.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast at 4 to 6 inches mainly (bulk of accumulation) evening through overnight, with 6 to 8 inches of snow up top.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.35 to 0.65 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind gusts to 55mph are expected on the summit.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,954ft
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Wednesday
↑29° / ↓11°
iconWinds: W 20 to 30 mph, then NE 15 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓19°
Sky
Mostly cloudy with light additional snow through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 1 to 2 inches in the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

PM

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↑28° / ↓11°
Sky
Clearing to partly cloudy and chilly. Windy conditions and areas of blowing/ drifting snow are expected.
Snow
Mainly lighter snow flurries possible in the early afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,954ft
temperature graph
Thursday
↑38° / ↓10°
iconWinds: S 4 to 12 mph, then SE 15 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓10°
Sky
Clear becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds S 4 to 12 mph.

PM

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↑38° / ↓24°
Sky
Mostly cloudy and milder in the afternoon, becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,954ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑33° / ↓20°
iconWinds: S 10 to 20 mph, then SE 15 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓30°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning with snow flurries.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
A trace
Winds
Morning winds S/ SW 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

PM

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↑28° / ↓20°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening, with light to moderate snow showers. Snow ends overnight.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon/ evening mainly.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.38 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind gusts to 50mph are expected on the summit.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,954ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑31° / ↓16°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then NE 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓18°
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 around the base variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 21 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓18°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base NE 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 16 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,954ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑37° / ↓23°
iconWinds: SE 4 to 13 mph, then S 14 to 26 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SE 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 20 to 28 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓24°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be 24 to 28 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,954ft
temperature graph

Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature28°
  • Soil Low Temperature25°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature21°
  • Soil Low Temperature15°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature27°
  • Soil Low Temperature25°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature21°
  • Soil Low Temperature14°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature21°
  • Soil Low Temperature16°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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