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Today's Forecast
↑34° ↓25°
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  • Dewpoint↓27° / ↑29°
  • Humidity↓93% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow9"
  • Regional Snow Depth17"
Cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 4 to 7 inches before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.58 inches
Winds SE 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to S 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 24 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 17th
↑34° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓28° / ↑30°
  • Humidity↓81% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth19"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon and 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.37 to 1.85 inches
Winds SW 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to SE 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 19 to 30 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 18th
↑38° ↓31°
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  • Dewpoint↓33° / ↑32°
  • Humidity↓88% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow8"
  • Regional Snow Depth23"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 4 to 7 inches in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 1.13 to 5.65 inches
Winds SW 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to S 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be 21 to 30 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 19th
↑39° ↓35°
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  • Dewpoint↓33° / ↑35°
  • Humidity↓86% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth16"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 4 inches in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.52 to 2.6 inches
Winds S 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to S 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 27 to 30 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 20th
↑39° ↓34°
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  • Dewpoint↓34° / ↑32°
  • Humidity↓81% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth12"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.24 to 1.18 inches
Winds SW 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to SW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 27 to 34 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 21st
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  • Dewpoint↓0° / ↑0°
  • Humidity
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
No forecasts available.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds variable at 0 to 8 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 10 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update13 Dec @ 09:12
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Estimate ) 17"
  • Today's Snow Potential9"
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  • High Lift Elevation4,142ft
  • Base Elevation3,000ft
  • Vertical Drop1,142ft
  • Longest Trail4.66 miles
  • Trails0 of 16
  • Lifts0 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 0 ( 0% )
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  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Conditions
  • Humidity%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedN 6mph
  • GustingN 10mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth9"
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EASTON HILL, WA
  • Elevation2,812ft
  • UpdatedDec 16 @ 05:16
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  • 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

Sunday
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iconWinds: SE 7 to 16 mph, then S 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 9"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓25°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 4 to 7 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.58 inches
Winds
Morning winds SE 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓29°
Sky
Cloudy into the 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: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds S 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 17 to 24 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,435ft
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Monday
↑34° / ↓29°
iconWinds: SW 4 to 13 mph, then SE 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑34° / ↓31°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.48 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 22 to 30 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓31°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the 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: 0.17 to 0.85 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 19 to 25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,435ft
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Tuesday
↑38° / ↓31°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 17 mph, then S 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 8"
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AM

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↑38° / ↓31°
Sky
Overcast before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 4 to 7 inches in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.68 to 3.38 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be 21 to 29 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑38° / ↓33°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 24 to 30 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,435ft
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Wednesday
↑39° / ↓35°
iconWinds: S 7 to 16 mph, then S 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓35°
Sky
Cloudy before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 4 inches in the early morning, then another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.29 to 1.43 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 27 to 30 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑38° / ↓36°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 28 to 29 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,435ft
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Thursday
↑39° / ↓34°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 17 mph, then SW 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓36°
Sky
Overcast through the morning. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 32 to 34 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑39° / ↓38°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 27 to 29 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,435ft
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Friday
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iconWinds: variable 0 to 8 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑0° / ↓0°
Sky
No forecasts available.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 0 to 8 mph.

PM

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↑0° / ↓0°
Sky
No forecasts available.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,435ft
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