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Today's Forecast
↑41° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑21°
  • Humidity↓35% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow7"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of 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 followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon and a trace in the afternoon followed by another trace in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.35 to 1.73 inches
Winds S 15 to 27 mph through the morning shifting to SE 13 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 32 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 30 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑41° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑21°
  • Humidity↓38% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow6"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 4 inches before noon and 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds SW 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to SW 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 4 to 31 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
↑34° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓50% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
None expected.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SE 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming SE 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 49 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 16th
↑38° ↓32°
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  • Dewpoint↓30° / ↑29°
  • Humidity↓76% / ↑87%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow6"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
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.
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.68 to 3.38 inches
Winds SE 12 to 23 mph through the morning becoming S 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 46 mph. Expected wind chill to be 21 to 29 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 17th
↑36° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓32° / ↑27°
  • Humidity↓79% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Overcast throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.75 inches
Winds SE 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to S 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 17 to 24 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 18th
↑37° ↓32°
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  • Dewpoint↓33° / ↑29°
  • Humidity↓79% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow6"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
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.
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 4 inches before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.71 to 3.53 inches
Winds SW 12 to 23 mph through the morning becoming SW 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update12 Dec @ 06:12
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs13 - 18"
  • Season Total18"
  • Average Base Depth34 to 58"
  • Today's Snow Potential7"
Comments
17 - 22in, past 72 hours. Snow surface is powder and machine groomed
  • High Lift Elevation5,845ft
  • Base Elevation4,061ft
  • Vertical Drop1,800ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails23 of 52
  • Lifts4 of 10
  • Acreage0 of 1125 ( 44% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails10 ( 43% )
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Conditions
  • Humidity%
  • Dewpoint
  • Sustained 0mph
  • Gusting 0mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth11"
Comments
Mixed Prcp
Location
EASTON HILL, WA
  • Elevation2,812ft
  • UpdatedDec 13 @ 02:14
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Location
  • City: Skykomish
  • 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

Thursday
↑41° / ↓30°
iconWinds: S 15 to 27 mph, then SE 13 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 7"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓30°
Sky
Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 4 to 7 inches in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.24 to 1.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 32 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑41° / ↓32°
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 trace amount in the afternoon, then another dusting later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.53 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Wind chill expected to be 16 to 30 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,755ft
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Friday
↑41° / ↓22°
iconWinds: SW 11 to 22 mph, then SW 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 6"
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AM

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↑41° / ↓27°
Sky
Cloudy before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another 2 to 4 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 11 to 31 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓23°
Sky
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 4 to 11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,755ft
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Saturday
↑34° / ↓23°
iconWinds: SE 8 to 17 mph, then SE 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑31° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds SE 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓28°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Wind chill expected to be 16 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,755ft
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Sunday
↑38° / ↓32°
iconWinds: SE 12 to 23 mph, then S 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 6"
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AM

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↑37° / ↓32°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.4 to 1.98 inches
Winds
Morning winds SE 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be 21 to 25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑38° / ↓34°
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 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.17 to 0.83 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 25 to 29 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,755ft
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Monday
↑36° / ↓30°
iconWinds: SE 9 to 20 mph, then S 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓30°
Sky
Overcast before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Winds
Morning winds SE 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 24 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓30°
Sky
Cloudy into the 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 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be 17 to 19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,755ft
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Tuesday
↑37° / ↓32°
iconWinds: SW 12 to 23 mph, then SW 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 6"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓33°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 4 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.48 to 2.4 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 22 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
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.2 to 1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,755ft
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