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Today's Forecast
↑31° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓27° / ↑24°
  • Humidity↓81% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Overcast before noon and then overcast later into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another dusting before noon and a dusting in the afternoon, then another 2 to 4 inches in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.13 to 0.65 inches
Winds SW 6 to 15 mph through the morning shifting to SW 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 9 to 14 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 11th
↑35° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓30° / ↑24°
  • Humidity↓79% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow13"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Overcast throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 4 to 6 inches in the early morning, then another 3 to 6 inches before noon and 3 to 6 inches in the afternoon, then another 1 to 2 inches later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.65 to 3.25 inches
Winds SW 21 to 33 mph through the morning shifting to W 24 to 36 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 44 mph. Wind chill expected to be 0 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 12th
↑29° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑23°
  • Humidity↓85% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another dusting before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds W 15 to 27 mph through the morning shifting to S 23 to 35 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 7 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 13th
↑35° ↓28°
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  • Dewpoint↓30° / ↑27°
  • Humidity↓83% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of freezing rain and snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another trace before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.33 to 1.63 inches
Winds SW 26 to 38 mph through the morning becoming S 15 to 27 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 81 mph. Expected wind chill to be 5 to 17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑32° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓25° / ↑21°
  • Humidity↓67% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another 2 to 4 inches before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.17 to 0.83 inches
Winds SW 18 to 30 mph through the morning becoming SW 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 55 mph. Wind chill expected to be -5 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
↑27° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓22° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓82% / ↑92%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth17"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Winds SE 6 to 15 mph through the morning shifting to SE 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update07 Apr @ 11:04
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth0"
  • Today's Snow Potential4"
Comments
None Reported
  • High Lift Elevation7012
  • Base Elevation4400
  • Vertical Drop650ft
  • Longest Trail2.5mi
  • Trails0 of 50
  • Lifts0 of 11
  • Acreage0 of 2600 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Conditions
  • Humidity100%
  • Dewpoint38°
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 2mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth8"
Comments
Unreported
Location
ASHFORD, WA
  • Elevation4,623ft
  • UpdatedDec 10 @ 09:14
Rainier Gondola - 6,856ft
Rainier Gondola - 6,856ft
Rainier Express- 5,270ft
Rainier Express- 5,270ft
Chair 6 - 6,080ft
Chair 6 - 6,080ft
Gold Hills - 5,044ft
Gold Hills - 5,044ft
Chair 6 - 6,992ft
Chair 6 - 6,992ft
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Location
  • City: Enumclaw
  • State: Washington
  • 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
↑31° / ↓26°
iconWinds: SW 6 to 15 mph, then SW 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑31° / ↓29°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.13 to 0.63 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 11 to 14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓27°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon followed by another 2 to 4 inches later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 9 to 13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,347ft
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Tuesday
↑35° / ↓26°
iconWinds: SW 21 to 33 mph, then W 24 to 36 mph
iconForecast Snow: 13"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓29°
Sky
Cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 4 to 6 inches in the early morning, then another 3 to 6 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.42 to 2.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 44 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓27°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 6 inches in the afternoon followed by another 1 to 2 inches later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.24 to 1.18 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 24 to 36 mph with gusts up to 37 mph. Wind chill expected to be 0 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,347ft
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Wednesday
↑29° / ↓23°
iconWinds: W 15 to 27 mph, then S 23 to 35 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓25°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 3 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓26°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds S 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 61 mph. Expected wind chill to be 3 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,347ft
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Thursday
↑35° / ↓28°
iconWinds: SW 26 to 38 mph, then S 15 to 27 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓29°
Sky
Cloudy before noon. Chance of freezing rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.18 to 0.88 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 26 to 38 mph with gusts up to 63 mph. Wind chill expected to be 5 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓32°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 81 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,347ft
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Friday
↑32° / ↓21°
iconWinds: SW 18 to 30 mph, then SW 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓29°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another 2 to 4 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.75 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓22°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be -5 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,347ft
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Saturday
↑27° / ↓23°
iconWinds: SE 6 to 15 mph, then SE 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds SE 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓26°
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.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 4 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,347ft
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  • Soil Low Temperature29°
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  • Soil Low Temperature29°
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