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Today's Forecast
↑34° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓27° / ↑20°
  • Humidity↓65% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow14"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Overcast before noon and then cloudy later into the evening. Chance of rain,freezing rainandsnow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 4 inches before noon and 6 to 9 inches in the afternoon followed by another 2 to 3 inches into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.47 to 2.33 inches
Winds SW 31 to 43 mph through the morning shifting to W 34 to 46 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 58 mph. Wind chill expected to be -6 to 12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 12th
↑29° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↓38% / ↑90%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning and a trace amount into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds W 17 to 29 mph through the morning becoming SW 18 to 30 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 32 mph. Wind chill expected to be -10 to 8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 13th
↑35° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓12° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓28% / ↑50%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 26 to 38 mph through the morning shifting to S 39 to 51 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 64 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 14 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑33° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓55% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow6"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon and 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.21 to 1.05 inches
Winds SW 30 to 42 mph through the morning shifting to SW 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 44 mph. Wind chill expected to be -2 to 10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
↑31° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓69% / ↑82%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast throughout the day. Chance of snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds S 12 to 24 mph through the morning becoming S 17 to 29 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be 2 to 12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 16th
↑33° ↓25°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑27°
  • Humidity↓80% / ↑90%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth11"
Cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.17 to 0.85 inches
Winds S 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming S 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 4 to 8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update11 Dec @ 03:12
  • Snow Past 24 hrs1"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs6"
  • Season Total51"
  • Average Base Depth26 to 29"
  • Today's Snow Potential14"
Comments
6in, past 3 days. Snow surface is wet snow and variable conditions
  • High Lift Elevation9,065ft
  • Base Elevation5,700ft
  • Vertical Drop3,365ft
  • Longest Trail4
  • Trails48 of 101
  • Lifts4 of 11
  • Acreage825 of 4318 ( 48% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails25 ( 25% )
  • Tubing Hours10a-4p
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Conditions
  • Humidity99%
  • Dewpoint34°
  • SustainedW 37mph
  • GustingW 48mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth8"
Comments
Unreported
Location
Wanoga Butte (HWY 372 MP 17), OR
  • Elevation7,638ft
  • UpdatedDec 11 @ 04:18
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  • City: Mt Bachelor
  • State: Oregon
  • 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

Tuesday
↑34° / ↓21°
iconWinds: SW 31 to 43 mph, then W 34 to 46 mph
iconForecast Snow: 14"
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AM

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↑34° / ↓29°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 2 to 4 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.17 to 0.83 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 31 to 43 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chill expected to be 4 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓23°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain,freezing rainandsnow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 6 to 9 inches in the afternoon, then another 2 to 3 inches later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.3 to 1.5 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 34 to 46 mph with gusts up to 58 mph. Expected wind chill to be -6 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,944ft
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Wednesday
↑29° / ↓19°
iconWinds: W 17 to 29 mph, then SW 18 to 30 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓20°
Sky
Cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be -10 to -5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓20°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 32 mph. Wind chill expected to be -5 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,944ft
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Thursday
↑35° / ↓26°
iconWinds: SW 26 to 38 mph, then S 39 to 51 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑34° / ↓28°
Sky
Overcast before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds SW 26 to 38 mph with gusts up to 48 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓29°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 39 to 51 mph with gusts up to 79 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,944ft
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Friday
↑33° / ↓19°
iconWinds: SW 30 to 42 mph, then SW 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 6"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓27°
Sky
Cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.16 to 0.8 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 30 to 42 mph with gusts up to 44 mph. Wind chill expected to be 1 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓19°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be -2 to 3 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,944ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑31° / ↓22°
iconWinds: S 12 to 24 mph, then S 17 to 29 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓24°
Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds S 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be 2 to 8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓26°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,944ft
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Sunday
↑33° / ↓25°
iconWinds: S 8 to 17 mph, then S 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓30°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 6 to 8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓25°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 4 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,944ft
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  • Soil Low Temperature29°
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  • Soil Low Temperature27°
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