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Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
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Snow Depth: 65"
Snow Last 24hrs: 3.71"
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Snow Depth: 43"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.25"
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Snow Depth: 66"
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Today's Forecast
↑17° ↓10°
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  • Dewpoint↓2° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓49% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth20"
Clear before noon and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy later into the evening.
No snow today.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 6 to 15 mph through the morning becoming SW 18 to 30 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -13 to 4 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 22nd
↑16° ↓13°
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  • Dewpoint↓12° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓70% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth20"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds SW 15 to 27 mph through the morning becoming W 13 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -13 to -2 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 23rd
↑18° ↓14°
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  • Dewpoint↓12° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓67% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth20"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Flurries possible today.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds SW 12 to 24 mph through the morning shifting to SW 23 to 35 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -9 to -3 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑28° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑13°
  • Humidity↓54% / ↑89%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth20"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
No snow today.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds SW 29 to 41 mph through the morning becoming S 31 to 43 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 57 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -9 to 4 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑24° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓15° / ↑14°
  • Humidity↓55% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow6"
  • Regional Snow Depth20"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon and 4 to 7 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.14 to 0.68 inches
Winds S 20 to 32 mph through the morning shifting to W 13 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 40 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -3 to 3 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 26th
↑11° ↓8°
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↓73% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth23"
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 and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.5 inches
Winds W 12 to 24 mph through the morning becoming W 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -14 to -9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update21 Jan @ 06:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs1 - 3"
  • Season Total9"
  • Average Base Depth52 to 78"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
7 - 9in, past 72 hours. Snow surface is packed powder and powder
  • High Lift Elevation11,166ft
  • Base Elevation6,800ft
  • Vertical Drop4,350ft
  • Longest Trail6 miles
  • Trails270 of 300
  • Lifts24 of 24
  • Acreage0 of 5800 ( 90% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails62 ( 21% )
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Conditions
  • Humidity85%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedS 7mph
  • GustingS 9mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Unreported
Location
16 Miles SE Cameron MT
  • Elevation9,583ft
  • UpdatedJan 21 @ 11:14
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Conditions
  • Humidity64%
  • Dewpoint
  • Sustained 0mph
  • Gusting 0mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth29"
Comments
Unreported
Location
4 Miles WNW Big Sky MT
  • Elevation7,917ft
  • UpdatedJan 21 @ 11:14
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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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Mountain Summit Forecast

Sunday
↑13° / ↓2°
iconWinds: W 10 to 21 mph, then SW 23 to 35 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑8° / ↓2°
Sky
Clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -23 to -16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑13° / ↓8°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 44 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -18 to -6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,266ft
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Monday
↑10° / ↓2°
iconWinds: W 20 to 32 mph, then W 18 to 30 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑10° / ↓7°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 20 to 32 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -21 to -18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑7° / ↓2°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -27 to -19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,266ft
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Tuesday
↑15° / ↓2°
iconWinds: SW 13 to 25 mph, then SW 29 to 41 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑6° / ↓2°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -27 to -19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑15° / ↓6°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 29 to 41 mph with gusts up to 56 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -19 to -14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,266ft
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Wednesday
↑21° / ↓16°
iconWinds: SW 32 to 44 mph, then SW 33 to 45 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑19° / ↓16°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 32 to 44 mph with gusts up to 56 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -13 to -10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓19°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 33 to 45 mph with gusts up to 64 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -10 to -7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,266ft
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Thursday
↑19° / ↓6°
iconWinds: S 25 to 37 mph, then W 13 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 6"
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AM

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↑19° / ↓11°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top S 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -17 to -9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑11° / ↓6°
Sky
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.38 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 13 to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -18 to -14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,266ft
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Friday
↑1° / ↓-3°
iconWinds: NW 17 to 29 mph, then W 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑1° / ↓-2°
Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 17 to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -33 to -29 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑-2° / ↓-3°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 12 to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -33 to -30 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,266ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Sunday
↑23° / ↓10°
iconWinds: SW 4 to 13 mph, then S 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑20° / ↓10°
Sky
Clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -4 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑23° / ↓12°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -10 to 10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,835ft
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Monday
↑21° / ↓14°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 17 mph, then SW 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑20° / ↓14°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 22 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -8 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓15°
Sky
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -2 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,835ft
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Tuesday
↑23° / ↓14°
iconWinds: SW 7 to 16 mph, then S 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑22° / ↓14°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Flurries possible through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -5 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑23° / ↓17°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 48 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -4 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,835ft
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Wednesday
↑32° / ↓22°
iconWinds: S 11 to 22 mph, then S 8 to 19 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑30° / ↓22°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base S 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 59 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 2 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓27°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 54 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 9 to 16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,835ft
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Thursday
↑29° / ↓21°
iconWinds: S 8 to 17 mph, then SW 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 6"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base S 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 9 to 14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓21°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.48 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 5 to 14 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 8 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,835ft
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Friday
↑17° / ↓7°
iconWinds: W 6 to 15 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑17° / ↓13°
Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 6 to 15 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -2 to 2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑17° / ↓7°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -9 to -1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,835ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature15°
  • Soil Low Temperature11°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature17°
  • Soil Low Temperature14°
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  • Soil High Temperature17°
  • Soil Low Temperature15°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature21°
  • Soil Low Temperature17°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature22°
  • Soil Low Temperature20°
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