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Today's Forecast
↑21° ↓13°
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑-7°
  • Humidity↓44% / ↑99%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Overcast before noon and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast later into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds W 15 to 27 mph through the morning becoming W 44 to 56 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 70 mph. Wind chill expected to be -8 to 1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 23rd
↑22° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓22° / ↑17°
  • Humidity↓95% / ↑99%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow9"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 4 inches before noon and 4 to 7 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.23 to 1.13 inches
Winds W 29 to 41 mph through the morning shifting to SW 31 to 43 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 49 mph. Wind chill expected to be -9 to -2 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 24th
↑26° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓99% / ↑100%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow34"
  • Regional Snow Depth32"
Overcast throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 11 to 15 inches in the early morning, then another 9 to 13 inches before noon and 8 to 12 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 1.15 to 5.75 inches
Winds W 39 to 51 mph through the morning shifting to SE 21 to 33 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 57 mph. Expected wind chill to be -2 to 3 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 25th
↑26° ↓12°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑12°
  • Humidity↓99% / ↑100%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow37"
  • Regional Snow Depth52"
Overcast throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be 20 to 24 inches in the early morning followed by another 11 to 15 inches before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 1.3 to 6.5 inches
Winds W 23 to 35 mph through the morning shifting to W 12 to 24 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 44 mph. Wind chill expected to be -9 to 5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 26th
↑19° ↓9°
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  • Dewpoint↓15° / ↑7°
  • Humidity↓79% / ↑99%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth51"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another trace before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds SW 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be -15 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 27th
↑24° ↓11°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑9°
  • Humidity↓94% / ↑100%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow26"
  • Regional Snow Depth57"
Overcast throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 7 to 11 inches in the early morning followed by another 8 to 12 inches before noon and 5 to 8 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.49 to 2.43 inches
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. Wind chill expected to be -9 to 2 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update22 Feb @ 05:02
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs2"
  • Season Total241"
  • Average Base Depth95 to 113"
  • Today's Snow Potential1"
Comments
24in, past 7 days. Snow surface is powder and variable conditions
  • High Lift Elevation9,065ft
  • Base Elevation5,700ft
  • Vertical Drop3,365ft
  • Longest Trail4
  • Trails101 of 101
  • Lifts9 of 11
  • Acreage4318 of 4318 ( 100% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails46 ( 46% )
  • Cross Country Area56
  • Tubingyes
  • Tubing Hours10a-4p
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Conditions
  • Humidity54%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedW 3mph
  • GustingW 8mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth45"
Comments
Unreported
Location
Wanoga Butte (HWY 372 MP 17), OR
  • Elevation7,638ft
  • UpdatedFeb 22 @ 08:15
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Location
  • City: Mt Bachelor
  • State: Oregon
  • 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
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iconWinds: W 15 to 27 mph, then W 44 to 56 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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↑20° / ↓13°
Skies
Overcast before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be -6 to 0 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓19°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 44 to 56 mph with gusts up to 70 mph. Wind chill expected to be -8 to 1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,944ft
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Saturday
↑22° / ↓18°
iconWinds: W 29 to 41 mph, then SW 31 to 43 mph
iconForecast Snow: 9"
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AM

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↑21° / ↓18°
Skies
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 4 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 29 to 41 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Expected wind chill to be -9 to -4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑22° / ↓20°
Skies
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 4 to 7 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.58 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 31 to 43 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Expected wind chill to be -4 to -2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,944ft
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Sunday
↑26° / ↓19°
iconWinds: W 39 to 51 mph, then SE 21 to 33 mph
iconForecast Snow: 34"
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AM

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↑26° / ↓22°
Skies
Overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 11 to 15 inches in the early morning followed by another 9 to 13 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.64 to 3.18 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 39 to 51 mph with gusts up to 57 mph. Wind chill expected to be -2 to 0 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓19°
Skies
Cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 8 to 12 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.23 to 1.13 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be -1 to 3 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,944ft
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Monday
↑26° / ↓12°
iconWinds: W 23 to 35 mph, then W 12 to 24 mph
iconForecast Snow: 37"
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AM

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↑26° / ↓22°
Skies
Overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 20 to 24 inches in the early morning followed by another 11 to 15 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.88 to 4.4 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 44 mph. Wind chill expected to be -1 to 4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓12°
Skies
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 43 mph. Expected wind chill to be -9 to 5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,944ft
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Tuesday
↑19° / ↓9°
iconWinds: SW 4 to 13 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑16° / ↓9°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be -15 to 2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑19° / ↓12°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be -7 to 9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,944ft
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Wednesday
↑24° / ↓11°
iconWinds: variable 0 to 8 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 26"
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AM

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↑18° / ↓11°
Skies
Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 7 to 11 inches in the early morning, then another 8 to 12 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.34 to 1.7 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be -9 to -1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓19°
Skies
Cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 5 to 8 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.13 to 0.65 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 0 to 2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,944ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

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  • Soil High Temperature22°
  • Soil Low Temperature15°
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  • Soil Low Temperature21°
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