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Network: SNTL
Temperature: 11°
Snow Depth: 47"
Snow Last 24hrs: 10.92"
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Network: SNTL
Temperature: 10°
Snow Depth: 38"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.75"
Today's Forecast
↑17° ↓6°
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑-2°
  • Humidity↓32% / ↑82%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Partly cloudy before noon and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast later into the evening.
No snow.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds NW 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to SW 21 to 33 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -18 to -1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 22nd
↑14° ↓8°
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓73% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Winds W 13 to 25 mph through the morning shifting to W 19 to 31 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -21 to -14 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 23rd
↑19° ↓8°
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↓56% / ↑82%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
None expected today.
None expected today.
Winds SW 14 to 26 mph through the morning becoming SW 24 to 36 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -22 to -8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑25° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↓49% / ↑87%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds SW 30 to 42 mph through the morning shifting to S 28 to 40 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 63 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -8 to -1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑25° ↓7°
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↓56% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Cloudy throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds SW 19 to 31 mph through the morning becoming W 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 52 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -22 to -1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 26th
↑4° ↓2°
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  • Dewpoint↓6° / ↑-1°
  • Humidity↓63% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 15 to 27 mph through the morning becoming W 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -28 to -24 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update19 Jan @ 10:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Estimate ) 9"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
None Reported
  • High Lift Elevation9,000ft
  • Base Elevation6,080ft
  • Vertical Drop2,920ft
  • Longest Trail2.5 miles
  • Trails0 of 24
  • Lifts0 of 1
  • Acreage0 of 450 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Conditions
  • Humidity79%
  • Dewpoint
  • Sustained 2mph
  • Gusting 6mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Unreported
Location
5 Miles ESE Polaris MT
  • Elevation8,753ft
  • UpdatedJan 21 @ 09:15
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Location
  • City: Polaris
  • State: Montana
  • 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

Sunday
↑17° / ↓6°
iconWinds: NW 8 to 19 mph, then SW 21 to 33 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑15° / ↓6°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds NW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -18 to -5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑17° / ↓14°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -14 to -1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,985ft
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Monday
↑14° / ↓8°
iconWinds: W 13 to 25 mph, then W 19 to 31 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑14° / ↓9°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -16 to -14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑9° / ↓8°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds W 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -21 to -15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,985ft
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Tuesday
↑19° / ↓8°
iconWinds: SW 14 to 26 mph, then SW 24 to 36 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑11° / ↓8°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -22 to -14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑19° / ↓11°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 24 to 36 mph with gusts up to 56 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -14 to -8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,985ft
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Wednesday
↑25° / ↓20°
iconWinds: SW 30 to 42 mph, then S 28 to 40 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑22° / ↓20°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 30 to 42 mph with gusts up to 59 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -8 to -5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓22°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 28 to 40 mph with gusts up to 63 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -5 to -1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,985ft
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Thursday
↑25° / ↓7°
iconWinds: SW 19 to 31 mph, then W 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓16°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 52 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -10 to -1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑16° / ↓7°
Sky
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 8 to 17 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -22 to -9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,985ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑4° / ↓2°
iconWinds: W 15 to 27 mph, then W 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑4° / ↓2°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 15 to 27 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -28 to -26 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑3° / ↓3°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 6 to 15 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -26 to -24 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,985ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature14°
  • Soil Low Temperature10°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature15°
  • Soil Low Temperature11°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature14°
  • Soil Low Temperature10°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature17°
  • Soil Low Temperature12°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature19°
  • Soil Low Temperature16°
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