Whitefish Mountain Resort ↑24° ↓19° Forecast:   2" Base:   14"
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Temperature: 28°
Snow Depth: "
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
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Snow Last 24hrs: 1.14"
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Today's Forecast
↑24° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓19° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓85% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth14"
Mostly cloudy before noon and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy later into the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another trace before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds S 5 to 14 mph through the morning shifting to S 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 7 to 12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑32° ↓24°
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  • Dewpoint↓28° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↓87% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow5"
  • Regional Snow Depth17"
Cloudy throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.34 to 1.7 inches
Winds S 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to SE 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 10 to 19 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑31° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓77% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth19"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.17 to 0.85 inches
Winds SW 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to S 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 27 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 7 to 19 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 26th
↑26° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓88% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow13"
  • Regional Snow Depth24"
Overcast throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 6 inches in the early morning, then another 4 to 7 inches before noon and 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.36 to 1.78 inches
Winds S 6 to 15 mph through the morning shifting to S 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 6 to 12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 27th
↑29° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓83% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth25"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.53 inches
Winds SE 5 to 14 mph through the morning shifting to SW 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 50 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 4 to 14 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 28th
↑30° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑24°
  • Humidity↓86% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth25"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds SE 4 to 13 mph through the morning becoming S 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 11 to 20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update23 Jan @ 07:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs1"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs2"
  • Season Total167"
  • Average Base Depth30 to 83"
  • Today's Snow Potential2"
Comments
16 - 17in, past 6 days. Snow surface is machine groomed and variable conditions
  • High Lift Elevation6,817ft
  • Base Elevation4,464ft
  • Vertical Drop2,353ft
  • Longest Trail3.3 miles
  • Trails105 of 105
  • Lifts10 of 14
  • Acreage0 of 3000 ( 100% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails51 ( 49% )
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South Summit Cam
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Location
  • City: Whitefish
  • State: Montana
  • Country: United States
Inland Northwest - NE Washington - North Idaho - Northwest Montana
Inland Northwest USA, Here is your to the point forecast (Sunday Dec 17, 2017)...

We are expecting snow today with some light to moderate snowfall expected at the resorts. A stronger but warmer low pressure system moves in on Tuesday into Wednesday with potentially heavy snow for local resorts, favoring Lookout and Silver Mountain this round. Conditions should be mostly dry and cold the rest of next week but with chances for a quick cold dusting of light and fluffy snow coming in out of Canada, as we end up on the east side of the huge Pacific high pressure ridge, and are open to some upper-level weather disturbances.

In early January we see improvement for the western US as a whole, as the ridge breaks down and a trough of low pressure develops. Better and more consistent mountain snows are expected in January. CM
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.

Feel free to share this, but please cite credit to snowforecast.com. Thank you! CM

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Expanded Outlook

Tuesday
↑24° / ↓19°
iconWinds: S 5 to 14 mph, then S 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑22° / ↓19°
Sky
Mostly 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: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 22 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 7 to 9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 8 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,728ft
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Wednesday
↑32° / ↓24°
iconWinds: S 8 to 17 mph, then SE 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 5"
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AM

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↑30° / ↓24°
Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.23 to 1.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 10 to 16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓30°
Sky
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 16 to 19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,728ft
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Thursday
↑31° / ↓21°
iconWinds: SW 7 to 16 mph, then S 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑31° / ↓26°
Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 22 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 12 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 7 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,728ft
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Friday
↑26° / ↓21°
iconWinds: S 6 to 15 mph, then S 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 13"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓21°
Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 6 inches in the early morning followed by another 4 to 7 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.22 to 1.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 6 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓21°
Sky
Overcast into 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 S 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 8 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,728ft
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Saturday
↑29° / ↓18°
iconWinds: SE 5 to 14 mph, then SW 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑22° / ↓18°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.4 inches
Winds
Morning winds SE 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 4 to 8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓22°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 7 to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 8 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,728ft
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Sunday
↑30° / ↓23°
iconWinds: SE 4 to 13 mph, then S 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds SE 4 to 13 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 11 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓27°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 8 to 17 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 17 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,728ft
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  • Soil Low Temperature24°
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