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Network: SNTL
Elevation: 10,240ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 32"
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Elevation: 9,574ft
Temperature: 20°
Snow Depth: 29"
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Elevation: 10,500ft
Temperature: 18°
Snow Depth: 52"
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Elevation: 10,050ft
Temperature: 26°
Snow Depth: 44"
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Elevation: 10,130ft
Temperature: 21°
Snow Depth: 45"
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Elevation: 8,440ft
Temperature: 19°
Snow Depth: 6"
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Today's Forecast
↑34° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑7°
  • Humidity↓36% / ↑53%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth30"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 16 to 28 mph through the morning becoming SW 17 to 29 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be 3 to 17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 17th
↑35° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓33% / ↑57%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
None expected.
Winds SW 13 to 25 mph through the morning shifting to W 15 to 27 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 34 mph. Expected wind chill to be 6 to 19 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 18th
↑29° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑9°
  • Humidity↓52% / ↑74%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then clear becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 12 to 23 mph through the morning becoming W 21 to 33 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be 2 to 11 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 19th
↑31° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↓57% / ↑77%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 16 to 28 mph through the morning shifting to W 19 to 31 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be 3 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 20th
↑35° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓36% / ↑47%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the morning, and then clear becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
No snow.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 23 to 35 mph through the morning becoming W 16 to 28 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 44 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 19 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 21st
↑0° ↓0°
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  • Dewpoint↓0° / ↑0°
  • Humidity
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
No forecasts available.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 0 to 8 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 10 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update16 Dec @ 06:12
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total20"
  • Average Base Depth30"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
3in, past 72 hours. Snow surface is packed powder and machine groomed
  • High Lift Elevation10,000ft
  • Base Elevation9,000ft
  • Vertical Drop1,000ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails33 of 33
  • Lifts5 of 5
  • Acreage0 of 250 ( 100% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails13 ( 39% )
19°
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Conditions
  • Humidity%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedSW 13mph
  • GustingSW 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth6"
Comments
Fair
Location
Laramie Regional Airport, WY
  • Elevation8,440ft
  • UpdatedDec 16 @ 07:07
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Location
  • State: Wyoming
  • Country: United States
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

Sunday
↑34° / ↓23°
iconWinds: SW 16 to 28 mph, then SW 17 to 29 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be 3 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓27°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,279ft
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Monday
↑35° / ↓22°
iconWinds: SW 13 to 25 mph, then W 15 to 27 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓32°
Sky
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds SW 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓22°
Sky
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Expected wind chill to be 6 to 19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,279ft
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Tuesday
↑29° / ↓20°
iconWinds: W 12 to 23 mph, then W 21 to 33 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓25°
Sky
Overcast becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be 2 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑23° / ↓21°
Sky
Clear 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. Expected wind chill to be 6 to 11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,279ft
temperature graph
Wednesday
↑31° / ↓22°
iconWinds: W 16 to 28 mph, then W 19 to 31 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑31° / ↓27°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓26°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,279ft
temperature graph
Thursday
↑35° / ↓30°
iconWinds: W 23 to 35 mph, then W 16 to 28 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓32°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 44 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓34°
Sky
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,279ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑0° / ↓0°
iconWinds: variable 0 to 8 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑0° / ↓0°
Sky
No forecasts available.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 0 to 8 mph.

PM

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↑0° / ↓0°
Sky
No forecasts available.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,279ft
temperature graph

Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature27°
  • Soil Low Temperature20°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature28°
  • Soil Low Temperature21°
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  • Soil High Temperature27°
  • Soil Low Temperature22°
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  • Soil High Temperature28°
  • Soil Low Temperature20°
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  • Soil High Temperature30°
  • Soil Low Temperature23°
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