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Network: SNTL
Elevation: 850ft
Temperature: 31°
Snow Depth: 15"
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Today's Forecast
↑37° ↓32°
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  • Dewpoint↓32° / ↑29°
  • Humidity↓83% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Cloudy before noon and then cloudy later into the evening. Chance of rain in the early morning and then snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon and a trace in the afternoon followed by another dusting into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.52 to 2.58 inches
Winds NE 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to E 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 17 to 26 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 17th
↑39° ↓35°
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  • Dewpoint↓34° / ↑32°
  • Humidity↓88% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of rain in the early morning, rain and snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning, then another dusting before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.24 to 1.18 inches
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning shifting to E 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 26 to 31 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 18th
↑36° ↓32°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑27°
  • Humidity↓77% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth11"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain in the early morning and then snow in the evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon, then another trace amount into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.43 inches
Winds E 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to E 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 21 to 26 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 19th
↑38° ↓32°
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  • Dewpoint↓33° / ↑29°
  • Humidity↓83% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth13"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of rain in the early morning, rain and snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon, then another trace into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.35 to 1.73 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0 to 0.1 inches
Winds SE 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming SW 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 25 to 32 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 20th
↑33° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓28° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↓82% / ↑90%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth14"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the early morning, snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon and a trace in the afternoon followed by another trace amount in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds S 6 to 15 mph through the morning becoming SE 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be 17 to 24 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 21st
↑34° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓30° / ↑27°
  • Humidity↓86% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth17"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the early morning, snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning, then another 2 to 3 inches before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon, then another trace later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.24 to 1.18 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0 to 0.1 inches
Winds SE 12 to 24 mph through the morning becoming SE 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be 18 to 27 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update15 Dec @ 06:12
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total14"
  • Average Base Depth2"
  • Today's Snow Potential4"
Comments
Snow surface is machine groomed and hard pack
  • High Lift Elevation2,600ft
  • Base Elevation1,200ft
  • Vertical Drop1,400ft
  • Longest Trail2mi
  • Trails1 of 31
  • Lifts1 of 4
  • Acreage0 of 640 ( 3% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails1 ( 3% )
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Conditions
  • Humidity83%
  • Dewpoint33°
  • SustainedSE 9mph
  • GustingSE 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth15"
Comments
Light Rain
Location
Juneau, Juneau International Airport, AK
  • Elevation643ft
  • UpdatedDec 16 @ 11:09
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  • City: Juneau
  • State: Alaska
  • 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
↑37° / ↓32°
iconWinds: NE 8 to 17 mph, then E 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓32°
Sky
Cloudy before noon. Chance of rain in the early morning. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.36 to 1.78 inches
Winds
Morning winds NE 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 24 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓35°
Sky
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon followed by another dusting in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.16 to 0.8 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds E 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 24 to 26 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 473ft
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Monday
↑39° / ↓35°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then E 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓36°
Sky
Cloudy before noon. Chance of rain in the early morning and then rain and snow after daylight. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be 27 to 30 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓35°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.14 to 0.7 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds E 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 26 to 31 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 473ft
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Tuesday
↑36° / ↓32°
iconWinds: E 7 to 16 mph, then E 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓34°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of rain in the early morning. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds E 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 21 to 25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓33°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the afternoon followed by another dusting into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds E 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 23 to 26 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 473ft
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Wednesday
↑38° / ↓32°
iconWinds: SE 8 to 17 mph, then SW 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑38° / ↓35°
Sky
Overcast before noon. Chance of rain in the early morning and then rain and snow after daylight. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.18 to 0.88 inches
Winds
Morning winds SE 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 26 to 32 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑36° / ↓32°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the afternoon, then another dusting into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.48 inches
Thunderstorm Potential Precip: 0 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 25 to 31 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 473ft
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Thursday
↑33° / ↓29°
iconWinds: S 6 to 15 mph, then SE 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓31°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain in the early morning and then snow after daylight. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 24 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓29°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon followed by another trace into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be 18 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 473ft
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Friday
↑34° / ↓30°
iconWinds: SE 12 to 24 mph, then SE 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓31°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain in the early morning and then snow after daylight. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.43 inches
Winds
Morning winds SE 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be 18 to 21 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓31°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon, then another trace amount in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.13 to 0.63 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be 21 to 27 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 473ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature29°
  • Soil Low Temperature27°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature31°
  • Soil Low Temperature29°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature31°
  • Soil Low Temperature29°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature30°
  • Soil Low Temperature29°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature30°
  • Soil Low Temperature27°
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