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Elevation: 450ft
Temperature: -7°
Snow Depth: 7"
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Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑7°
  • Humidity↓75% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy before noon and then mostly clear with a few clouds later into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds NE 4 to 13 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be -3 to 4 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 11th
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑7°
  • Humidity↓82% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds variable at 1 to 8 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 2 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 13 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 12th
↑8° ↓-1°
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  • Dewpoint↓-1° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓86% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth11"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
No snow.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 2 to 10 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 1 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be -8 to -2 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 13th
↑2° ↓-4°
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  • Dewpoint↓-1° / ↑-5°
  • Humidity↓87% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth12"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the 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.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning, then another trace before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds variable at 1 to 8 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 2 to 9 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be -13 to 1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑0° ↓-7°
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  • Dewpoint↓-6° / ↑-10°
  • Humidity↓88% / ↑92%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth12"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
No snow.
None expected.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 11 mph. Expected wind chill to be -19 to -15 degrees throughout the day.
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Saturday the 15th
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  • Dewpoint↓-6° / ↑-7°
  • Humidity↓79% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth12"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear into the evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds E 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be -23 to -17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update09 Oct @ 10:10
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Estimate ) 10"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
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  • High Lift Elevation5,433ft
  • Base Elevation4,718ft
  • Vertical Drop715ft
  • Longest Trail2.3mi
  • Trails0 of 25
  • Lifts0 of 5
  • Acreage0 of 300 ( 0% )
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  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Conditions
  • Humidity83%
  • Dewpoint-9°
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth7"
Comments
Mostly Cloudy
Location
Fairbanks, Fairbanks International Airport, AK
  • Elevation433ft
  • UpdatedDec 10 @ 06:09
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  • City: Fairbanks
  • 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

Monday
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iconWinds: NE 4 to 13 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds NE 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be -3 to 2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑12° / ↓8°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 0 to 4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 443ft
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Tuesday
↑14° / ↓4°
iconWinds: variable 1 to 8 mph, then variable 2 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑14° / ↓13°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 0 to 8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑12° / ↓4°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy 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 dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 2 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be -4 to 9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 443ft
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Wednesday
↑8° / ↓-1°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 10 mph, then variable 1 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑8° / ↓6°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be -6 to -2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑1° / ↓-1°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be -8 to -4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 443ft
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Thursday
↑2° / ↓-4°
iconWinds: variable 1 to 8 mph, then variable 2 to 9 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑2° / ↓1°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast before noon. Chance of rain in the early morning and then snow after daylight. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be -8 to -5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑-3° / ↓-4°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy 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 dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be -13 to 1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 443ft
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Friday
↑0° / ↓-7°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be -19 to -15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑-5° / ↓-7°
Sky
Partly cloudy into the evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be -18 to -15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 443ft
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Saturday
↑0° / ↓-5°
iconWinds: E 4 to 13 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑-2° / ↓-3°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds E 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be -20 to -17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑-3° / ↓-3°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be -23 to -20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 443ft
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