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Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓59% / ↑79%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Overcast before noon and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy later into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds W 33 to 45 mph through the morning becoming W 21 to 33 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 56 mph. Expected wind chill to be -17 to 2 degrees throughout the day.
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Tuesday the 11th
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓49% / ↑81%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds W 45 to 57 mph through the morning shifting to SW 47 to 59 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 71 mph. Wind chill expected to be -20 to 0 degrees throughout the day.
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Wednesday the 12th
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑-6°
  • Humidity↓43% / ↑89%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon.
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 4 inches in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.53 inches
Winds W 29 to 41 mph through the morning shifting to SW 47 to 59 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 74 mph. Wind chill expected to be -28 to -13 degrees throughout the day.
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Thursday the 13th
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓57% / ↑74%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 51 to 63 mph through the morning becoming SW 49 to 61 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 74 mph. Wind chill expected to be -13 to -6 degrees throughout the day.
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Friday the 14th
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↓54% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace before noon and 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds SW 51 to 63 mph through the morning shifting to S 21 to 33 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 74 mph. Expected wind chill to be -33 to -1 degrees throughout the day.
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Saturday the 15th
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  • Dewpoint↓3° / ↑-10°
  • Humidity↓42% / ↑74%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 31 to 43 mph through the morning shifting to S 14 to 26 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 54 mph. Expected wind chill to be -45 to -16 degrees throughout the day.
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  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth0"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
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GOAT HAUNT MOUNTAIN NEAR BABB 21WNW, MT
  • Elevation5,906ft
  • UpdatedDec 10 @ 08:16
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  • State: Montana
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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

Expanded Outlook

Monday
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iconWinds: W 33 to 45 mph, then W 21 to 33 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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Sky
Overcast before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 33 to 45 mph with gusts up to 56 mph. Wind chill expected to be -17 to 2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑16° / ↓13°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be -16 to -12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,438ft
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Tuesday
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iconWinds: W 45 to 57 mph, then SW 47 to 59 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑21° / ↓13°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds W 45 to 57 mph with gusts up to 71 mph. Expected wind chill to be -20 to -4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Sky
Cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 47 to 59 mph with gusts up to 74 mph. Expected wind chill to be -11 to 0 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,438ft
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Wednesday
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iconWinds: W 29 to 41 mph, then SW 47 to 59 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 4 inches in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 29 to 41 mph with gusts up to 51 mph. Expected wind chill to be -27 to -14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑17° / ↓10°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 47 to 59 mph with gusts up to 74 mph. Expected wind chill to be -28 to -13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,438ft
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Thursday
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iconWinds: SW 51 to 63 mph, then SW 49 to 61 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑21° / ↓19°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 51 to 63 mph with gusts up to 74 mph. Expected wind chill to be -13 to -7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓19°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 49 to 61 mph with gusts up to 76 mph. Expected wind chill to be -10 to -6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,438ft
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Friday
↑28° / ↓10°
iconWinds: SW 51 to 63 mph, then S 21 to 33 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓20°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 51 to 63 mph with gusts up to 74 mph. Wind chill expected to be -14 to -1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑17° / ↓10°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be -33 to -14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,438ft
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Saturday
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iconWinds: W 31 to 43 mph, then S 14 to 26 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑8° / ↓7°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 31 to 43 mph with gusts up to 54 mph. Expected wind chill to be -45 to -31 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑12° / ↓6°
Sky
Partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be -34 to -16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,438ft
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