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Today's Forecast
↑33° ↓25°
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  • Dewpoint↓30° / ↑26°
  • Humidity↓90% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth27"
Overcast before noon and then overcast later into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon, then another trace in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Winds SW 30 to 42 mph through the morning becoming SW 27 to 39 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 45 mph. Expected wind chill to be -2 to 13 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 18th
↑38° ↓27°
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  • Dewpoint↓35° / ↑27°
  • Humidity↓98% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow15"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Overcast throughout the day. Chance of snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 4 inches in the early morning, then another 6 to 9 inches before noon and 4 to 7 inches in the afternoon followed by another 1 to 2 inches into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.8 to 3.98 inches
Winds S 22 to 34 mph through the morning shifting to SW 44 to 56 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 70 mph. Expected wind chill to be -2 to 20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 19th
↑39° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓35° / ↑31°
  • Humidity↓98% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow6"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning, then another 2 to 3 inches before noon and 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.2 to 0.98 inches
Winds W 21 to 33 mph through the morning becoming SW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 20th
↑31° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↓89% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow13"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 4 to 7 inches in the early morning followed by another 5 to 8 inches before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.74 to 3.68 inches
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to W 18 to 30 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 42 mph. Wind chill expected to be -2 to 23 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 21st
↑28° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↓50% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth17"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow after daylight.
Flurries possible.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds NW 15 to 27 mph through the morning becoming variable at 2 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be -9 to 14 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 22nd
↑34° ↓28°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑21°
  • Humidity↓65% / ↑80%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth17"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds variable at 1 to 8 mph through the morning shifting to W 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update16 Jan @ 07:01
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total74"
  • Average Base Depth27"
  • Today's Snow Potential4"
Comments
Snow surface is machine groomed and variable conditions
  • High Lift Elevation6,683ft
  • Base Elevation5,120ft
  • Vertical Drop1,563ft
  • Longest Trail2.10 miles
  • Trails29 of 29
  • Lifts4 of 6
  • Acreage0 of 555 ( 100% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
33°
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Conditions
  • Humidity89%
  • Dewpoint31°
  • SustainedSE 0mph
  • GustingSE 9mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth40"
Comments
Unreported
Location
Willamette Pass (Ore 58 MP 62.3), OR
  • Elevation5,538ft
  • UpdatedJan 17 @ 07:15
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Location
  • City: Lowell
  • 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

Thursday
↑33° / ↓25°
iconWinds: SW 30 to 42 mph, then SW 27 to 39 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓31°
Sky
Overcast before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning, then another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 30 to 42 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Expected wind chill to be 6 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓25°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon followed by another trace into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 27 to 39 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Expected wind chill to be -2 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,386ft
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Friday
↑38° / ↓27°
iconWinds: S 22 to 34 mph, then SW 44 to 56 mph
iconForecast Snow: 15"
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AM

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↑30° / ↓27°
Sky
Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 4 inches in the early morning, then another 6 to 9 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.41 to 2.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Wind chill expected to be -2 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓29°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 4 to 7 inches in the afternoon, then another 1 to 2 inches later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.39 to 1.93 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 44 to 56 mph with gusts up to 70 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,386ft
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Saturday
↑39° / ↓29°
iconWinds: W 21 to 33 mph, then SW 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 6"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓34°
Sky
Overcast before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.2 to 0.98 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓29°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,386ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑31° / ↓22°
iconWinds: W 8 to 17 mph, then W 18 to 30 mph
iconForecast Snow: 13"
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AM

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↑31° / ↓29°
Sky
Cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 4 to 7 inches in the early morning, then another 5 to 8 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.48 to 2.4 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 23 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓22°
Sky
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 42 mph. Expected wind chill to be -2 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,386ft
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Monday
↑28° / ↓19°
iconWinds: NW 15 to 27 mph, then variable 2 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds NW 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be -9 to -3 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 2 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be -3 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,386ft
temperature graph
Tuesday
↑34° / ↓28°
iconWinds: variable 1 to 8 mph, then W 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓31°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 14 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓29°
Sky
Overcast into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,386ft
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature32°
  • Soil Low Temperature31°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature31°
  • Soil Low Temperature31°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature32°
  • Soil Low Temperature31°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature32°
  • Soil Low Temperature31°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature32°
  • Soil Low Temperature29°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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