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Today's Forecast
↑38° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓25° / ↑34°
  • Humidity↓89% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow23"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Cloudy before noon and then cloudy later into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 7 to 10 inches in the early morning followed by another 6 to 9 inches before noon and 3 to 6 inches in the afternoon, then another 3 to 6 inches in the evening.
Potential Precip: 1 to 5 inches
Winds SE 20 to 32 mph through the morning shifting to S 21 to 33 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 16 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 17th
↑36° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓22° / ↑33°
  • Humidity↓96% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow22"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be 4 to 6 inches in the early morning followed by another 5 to 8 inches before noon and 5 to 8 inches in the afternoon followed by another 5 to 8 inches in the evening.
Potential Precip: 1.05 to 5.23 inches
Winds S 26 to 38 mph through the morning becoming S 17 to 29 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 48 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 18th
↑37° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑34°
  • Humidity↓97% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow14"
  • Regional Snow Depth24"
Cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be 4 to 7 inches in the early morning, then another 4 to 6 inches before noon and 5 to 8 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.26 to 1.3 inches
Winds SW 12 to 24 mph through the morning becoming W 19 to 31 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be 7 to 17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 19th
↑40° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑28°
  • Humidity↓83% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow6"
  • Regional Snow Depth26"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another trace before noon and 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.41 to 2.05 inches
Winds SW 7 to 16 mph through the morning becoming S 28 to 40 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 49 mph. Expected wind chill to be 6 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 20th
↑41° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑30°
  • Humidity↓97% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow12"
  • Regional Snow Depth22"
Overcast throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be 4 to 7 inches in the early morning followed by another 4 to 7 inches before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 1.22 to 6.08 inches
Winds SW 33 to 45 mph through the morning becoming W 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 53 mph. Expected wind chill to be 0 to 21 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 21st
↑29° ↓15°
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  • Dewpoint↓15° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↓76% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth23"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds S 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to N 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 2 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update16 Dec @ 05:12
  • Snow Past 24 hrs10"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs14"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth61 to 85"
  • Today's Snow Potential23"
Comments
87 - 93in, past 7 days. Snow surface is powder and packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation5,050ft
  • Base Elevation3,550ft
  • Vertical Drop1,500ft
  • Longest Trail1.75
  • Trails17 of 38
  • Lifts8 of 8
  • Acreage0 of 1000 ( 45% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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  • Sustained 0mph
  • Gusting 0mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow DepthUnreported
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MARTEN RIDGE, WA
  • Elevation10,072ft
  • UpdatedDec 16 @ 12:16
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  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth26"
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MARTEN RIDGE, WA
  • Elevation4,030ft
  • UpdatedDec 16 @ 01:06
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  • State: Washington
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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

Mountain Summit Forecast

Sunday
↑32° / ↓14°
iconWinds: S 41 to 53 mph, then S 22 to 34 mph
iconForecast Snow: 32"
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↑32° / ↓19°
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Overcast before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 9 to 13 inches in the early morning followed by another 7 to 11 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.86 to 4.28 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top S 41 to 53 mph with gusts up to 66 mph. Wind chill expected to be -10 to -4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓15°
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Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 4 to 7 inches in the afternoon followed by another 5 to 8 inches later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.73 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 43 mph. Expected wind chill to be -15 to -5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,400ft
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Monday
↑30° / ↓13°
iconWinds: S 28 to 40 mph, then SW 22 to 34 mph
iconForecast Snow: 30"
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↑26° / ↓14°
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Overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 4 to 7 inches in the early morning, then another 7 to 10 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.52 to 2.6 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top S 28 to 40 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Wind chill expected to be -18 to -13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓14°
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Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 8 to 11 inches in the afternoon followed by another 7 to 10 inches in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.53 to 2.63 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Expected wind chill to be -21 to -8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,400ft
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Tuesday
↑29° / ↓12°
iconWinds: W 25 to 37 mph, then W 29 to 41 mph
iconForecast Snow: 22"
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↑29° / ↓16°
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Cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 5 to 8 inches in the early morning, then another 5 to 8 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.26 to 1.3 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Expected wind chill to be -18 to -8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓12°
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Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 8 to 12 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 29 to 41 mph with gusts up to 52 mph. Wind chill expected to be -24 to -18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,400ft
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Wednesday
↑32° / ↓12°
iconWinds: SW 18 to 30 mph, then S 27 to 39 mph
iconForecast Snow: 9"
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↑26° / ↓12°
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Overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 4 to 7 inches in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.16 to 0.78 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 72 mph. Expected wind chill to be -25 to -17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓15°
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Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 27 to 39 mph with gusts up to 59 mph. Wind chill expected to be -17 to -2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,400ft
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Thursday
↑33° / ↓5°
iconWinds: SW 44 to 56 mph, then W 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 26"
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↑33° / ↓20°
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Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 9 to 13 inches in the early morning followed by another 11 to 15 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 1.07 to 5.35 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 44 to 56 mph with gusts up to 102 mph. Expected wind chill to be -14 to -6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓6°
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Overcast through the afternoon and 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: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be -37 to -14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,400ft
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Friday
↑24° / ↓6°
iconWinds: S 7 to 16 mph, then N 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑20° / ↓9°
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Mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top S 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be -32 to -24 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓8°
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Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the 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 near the top N 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be -25 to -12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,400ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Sunday
↑38° / ↓24°
iconWinds: SE 13 to 25 mph, then S 14 to 26 mph
iconForecast Snow: 23"
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AM

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↑38° / ↓26°
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Overcast before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 7 to 10 inches in the early morning, then another 6 to 9 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.86 to 4.28 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SE 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be 16 to 21 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓27°
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Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 4 to 6 inches in the afternoon followed by another 3 to 6 inches later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.73 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 18 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,183ft
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Monday
↑37° / ↓24°
iconWinds: S 20 to 32 mph, then S 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 21"
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AM

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↑37° / ↓26°
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Cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 4 to 6 inches in the early morning followed by another 5 to 8 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.52 to 2.6 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base S 20 to 32 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓26°
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Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 5 to 8 inches in the afternoon followed by another 5 to 8 inches later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.53 to 2.63 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be 16 to 19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,183ft
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Tuesday
↑38° / ↓24°
iconWinds: SW 9 to 20 mph, then SW 14 to 26 mph
iconForecast Snow: 12"
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↑38° / ↓26°
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Cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 6 inches in the early morning followed by another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.26 to 1.3 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 20 to 25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑36° / ↓24°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 4 to 7 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Expected wind chill to be 14 to 21 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,183ft
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Wednesday
↑40° / ↓25°
iconWinds: S 6 to 15 mph, then S 16 to 28 mph
iconForecast Snow: 5"
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AM

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↑37° / ↓25°
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Cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.16 to 0.78 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base S 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑38° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming 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: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Wind chill expected to be 18 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,183ft
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Thursday
↑42° / ↓18°
iconWinds: SW 23 to 35 mph, then W 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 10"
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AM

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↑42° / ↓30°
Sky
Overcast before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 4 to 7 inches in the early morning followed by another 4 to 6 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 1.07 to 5.35 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Expected wind chill to be 21 to 26 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓19°
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Cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 6 to 21 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,183ft
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Friday
↑31° / ↓16°
iconWinds: S 7 to 16 mph, then N 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑31° / ↓19°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base S 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓17°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the 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 around the base N 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 9 to 13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,183ft
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