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Elevation: 1,540ft
Temperature: 23°
Snow Depth: 51"
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Today's Forecast
↑26° ↓15°
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑-1°
  • Humidity↓33% / ↑86%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth40"
Mostly clear with a few clouds before noon and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy later into the evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
None expected.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds S 4 to 13 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be -4 to 12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 23rd
↑34° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑7°
  • Humidity↓51% / ↑64%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth39"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 1 to 8 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be 14 to 29 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 24th
↑35° ↓27°
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑7°
  • Humidity↓27% / ↑65%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth36"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning shifting to S 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 19 to 27 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 25th
↑40° ↓28°
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↓40% / ↑51%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth33"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
No snow.
No precipitation expected.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 11 mph. Wind chill expected to be 20 to 36 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 26th
↑40° ↓31°
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑16°
  • Humidity↓36% / ↑51%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth30"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning shifting to NE 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 25 to 37 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 27th
↑40° ↓31°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑16°
  • Humidity↓40% / ↑60%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth27"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
No snow.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning becoming NE 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 21 to 30 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update21 Feb @ 06:02
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs6"
  • Season Total344"
  • Average Base Depth23 to 92"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
6in, Storm Total. Snow surface is machine groomed and powder
  • High Lift Elevation3,939ft
  • Base Elevation250ft
  • Vertical Drop2,500ft
  • Longest Trail2500 ft
  • Trails63 of 76
  • Lifts7 of 9
  • Acreage0 of 1500 ( 83% )
  • Night Skiing4 lifts/4 trails open
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails35 ( 46% )
  • Cross Country Area10
24°
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Conditions
  • Humidity57%
  • Dewpoint11°
  • SustainedW 10mph
  • GustingW 21mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth62"
Comments
Fair
Location
Portage, Portage Glacier, AK
  • Elevation197ft
  • UpdatedFeb 22 @ 07:10
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Contact
Location
  • City: Girdwood
  • State: Alaska
  • Country: United States
LONG RANGE FORECAST - JAN 05, 2019
It has been a while since we updated this outlook. When paying full attention to any area we forecast for, which I have been watching weather patterns for (the western US also) since the 1970's, I put my forecasts of weather events/ timing/ snow totals up against any, especially in the long range. We gained quite a reputation for our Tahoe and Utah forecasts over a span of almost 15 years, gaining the attention of TV stations who used the forecasts with no mention of source, a movie financier who wanted me to be a part of a "think tank" group of professionals, radio stations, etc. Even major growers/ ag interests were using these free forecasts (for the longer range accuracy of weather event timing and significance), as an accurate long range forecaster is the equivalent of a "fortune teller", as told to me by the movie financier. There are competitors who charge for their info, and we do not, even though our information is a paid service in other formats we continue to deliver to agriculture customers to this day (Circa 1995). As I stated, I put my forecasts up against anyone else's in the area.

We gave out over $50,000 in SWAG (lodging, tickets, passes, gear, even Nativa Naturals food) from 2009-2011, stuff we couldn't even afford to buy ourselves, to many people from SFO and SAC, TVL area. If you check my bio you will see my story, there is a LOT more to it than what I am typing here.

I have received many emails due to the missing updates. The answer is, we have not had any support from advertisers, resorts, anyone in this region since around 2013. I continued on with the forecasting hoping for some support in the form of advertising or sponsorship, but it didn't happen, and I do not know anyone else who works for free.

That said, I would like to get these forecast outlooks going again-->

I never charged the site user for this service. The skier/ snowboarder has enough to pay for with fuel, lift tickets and passes, gear, life, etc., and I feel it is a service that should be provided by the host, the resort, to its visitors, even if in the form of advertising on the site. I have the same awesome, nice traffic as the rest of the snow sports niche sites, but am not going to run Google ads so they can charge $20/ cpm and give us less than a dollar cpm.

That said... I watch Colorado as that is where the business is for me. Recently, Bogus Basin joined the client list and now we work up a complete custom forecast for them as well, with a long range outlook. I will be drawing from that already completed work to deliver you a broad-brush longer range outlook for the western US, for now. I hope it is useful for you:

LONGER RANGE: The 9th-10th of January another low pressure system moves in with good potential snowfall, significant snow for the west coast mainly, less as we move inland, southern areas favored like southwest US areas,The 11-12th (roughly) and then the 13th-20th of January, we expect unsettled conditions to continue dominating the western US (had this forecast for over a month, early Dec forecast for this mid-late Jan time frame), and we expect a prominent moisture tap from the tropics, as El Nino starts to show itself more... So basically, between the 9th and 20th, we expect many more storms to move through with snow for most western US resort areas, down south to including Southern California and even favoring the southwest US as a more southerly track seems more likely... This unsettled period should last into around the 18th-20th of January, then in the last part of Jan and early February (through the 8th of Feb maybe), we start off with a snow down time under more dominant high pressure ridging. More to come. CM

Expanded Outlook

Friday
↑26° / ↓15°
iconWinds: S 4 to 13 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑23° / ↓18°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds S 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be -4 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑22° / ↓18°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 5 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 538ft
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Saturday
↑34° / ↓23°
iconWinds: variable 1 to 8 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓27°
Skies
Mostly cloudy before noon. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 14 to 28 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓26°
Skies
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 22 to 29 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 538ft
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Sunday
↑35° / ↓27°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then S 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓31°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the morning. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be 21 to 25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓27°
Skies
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 19 to 27 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 538ft
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Monday
↑40° / ↓28°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓34°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the morning. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be 20 to 34 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓32°
Skies
Partly cloudy into the evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 30 to 36 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 538ft
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Tuesday
↑40° / ↓31°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then NE 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑40° / ↓38°
Skies
Partly cloudy through the morning. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be 29 to 35 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓31°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds NE 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 25 to 37 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 538ft
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Wednesday
↑40° / ↓31°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then NE 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓37°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 23 to 28 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓31°
Skies
Clear into the evening. Thunderstorms possible 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 NE 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 21 to 30 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 538ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature14°
  • Soil Low Temperature
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature11°
  • Soil Low Temperature
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature14°
  • Soil Low Temperature10°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature17°
  • Soil Low Temperature14°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature18°
  • Soil Low Temperature16°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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