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Elevation: 8,353ft
Temperature: 34°
Snow Depth: 46"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
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Elevation: 8,017ft
Temperature: 40°
Snow Depth: 48"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
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Elevation: 8,057ft
Temperature: 31°
Snow Depth: 32"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
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Elevation: 8,129ft
Temperature: 29°
Snow Depth: 32"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0.43"
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Elevation: 7,670ft
Temperature: 45°
Snow Depth: 38"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
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Elevation: 8,557ft
Temperature: 40°
Snow Depth: 27"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
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Elevation: 8,765ft
Temperature: 41°
Snow Depth: 61"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
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Elevation: 6,236ft
Temperature: 34°
Snow Depth: 0"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0.01"
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Elevation: 8,582ft
Temperature: 36°
Snow Depth: 40"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
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Elevation: 7,689ft
Temperature: 45°
Snow Depth: 27"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
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Temperature: 42°
Snow Depth: 23"
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Elevation: 7,736ft
Temperature: 33°
Snow Depth: 20"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0.29"
Today's Forecast
↑47° ↓44°
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  • Dewpoint↓28° / ↑23°
  • Humidity↓17% / ↑75%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Overcast before noon and then cloudy becoming partly cloudy later into the evening.
None expected today.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds S 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to E 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 34 to 42 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 24th
↑48° ↓46°
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  • Dewpoint↓30° / ↑27°
  • Humidity↓21% / ↑74%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
None expected today.
Winds SE 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to S 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 37 to 41 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 25th
↑49° ↓46°
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  • Dewpoint↓29° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↓19% / ↑68%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy becoming clear through the morning, and then clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
None expected today.
None expected.
Winds SW 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to S 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 36 to 40 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 26th
↑49° ↓39°
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  • Dewpoint↓29° / ↑29°
  • Humidity↓32% / ↑72%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds S 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to SW 19 to 31 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 45 mph. Expected wind chill to be 21 to 40 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 27th
↑37° ↓24°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑24°
  • Humidity↓45% / ↑90%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon.
None expected.
Winds SW 18 to 30 mph through the morning shifting to SW 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be 0 to 19 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 28th
↑32° ↓27°
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓34% / ↑76%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly cloudy becoming clear through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Flurries possible today.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds SW 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to SW 12 to 24 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 9 to 17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update10 Apr @ 07:04
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Estimate ) 4"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
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None Reported
  • High Lift Elevation9,800ft
  • Base Elevation7,800ft
  • Vertical Drop2,000ft
  • Longest Trail2.5 miles
  • Trails0 of 86
  • Lifts0 of 15
  • Acreage0 of 2300 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Conditions
  • Humidity88%
  • Dewpoint27°
  • SustainedS 3mph
  • GustingS 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth23"
Comments
Fair
Location
South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Airport, CA
  • Elevation9,193ft
  • UpdatedApr 23 @ 04:08
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Conditions
  • Humidity59%
  • Dewpoint27°
  • Sustained 0mph
  • Gusting 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth27"
Comments
Fair
Location
CW4253 Bear Valley, CA
  • Elevation7,067ft
  • UpdatedApr 23 @ 04:08
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  • City: Kirkwood
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
Tahoe - Mammoth - April 04, 2018
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

..NOW THROUGH THE WEEKEND...
Mild weather is expected through Thursday. A few light showers are possible today and Thursday, mainly well north of Interstate 80. A strong atmospheric river will impact northeast California and western Nevada Friday into Saturday, bringing periods of moderate to heavy rain, high elevation snow, gusty winds, and concerns for flooding along rivers and streams.

..MORE DETAIL...
(Translated from NWS but added in some detail and our own outlook)
A strong late season Atmospheric River (AR) will bring periods of heavy precipitation to the region Friday and Saturday. With a strong sub-tropical influence and the jet stream (cold air to the north of this) forecast to stay well north of the region during most of precipitation event. Precip will fall
primarily as rain, even in the higher elevations above 9,000 and 10,000 feet. The main concern continues to be flooding, both for small creeks and streams, and for main stem rivers. There is a flood watch in effect from late Friday afternoon through Saturday for the Sierra and the Sierra foothills.

It is late in the atmospheric river season and this AR is forecast to be solidly in the strong category, which is quite rare for this time of year. PWAT (moisture) and IVT (moisture + transport) anomalies are on the very high end of their respective scales for this time of year, and between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, several inches of water or more will fall on thew west slopes of the Sierra Nevada.

Precipitation will begin to move into the Sierra and NE California by Thursday night with periods of light to moderate precipitation through Friday afternoon as warm advection precipitation begins to push into the Sierra. A 6-12 hour period of very heavy precipitation is expected Friday night into Saturday morning as the core of the low pressure nears the Pacific Northwest coast, bringing increased forcing to the moisture laden
environment over the Sierra. The very warm temperatures aloft will promote more efficient warm rain processes and will likely result in impressive rain rates Friday night (heavy rain and flooding likely).

Current forecast for QPF is up to around 3-4 inches along the Sierra crest with 1.5-2 inches along the immediate lee of the Sierra and 0.5-1.0 inch spilling into western Nevada. During the period of heaviest precipitation the jet stream and the cold core of the low is forecast to remain well north of the
Sierra. Very warm subtropical air is forecast to move into the area from the southwest with mid-level temperatures potentially rising to around +3C to +5C during the heaviest precipitation. This will likely push snow levels to 10,000+ to 11,000 feet later Friday through early Saturday. CM

NEXT WEEK...
Early through mid next week looks busy with storms, colder this time, with snow levels to resort bases... Moderate to heavy snow is expected Tuesday and again next Thursday (9th/ 11th), followed by some sunshine and warming. After the 15th/ 16th or so we see high pressure build in across the eastern Pacific and west US coast, with sunny skies and warming temperatures, quite spring-like. CM
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US Extended Snowfall Outlook - Updated Feb 14, 2018
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Feb 15, 2018

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

LONGER RANGE: Saturday/ Sunday (17th-18th) through late next week we expect a busy pattern, with all areas of the west seeing frequent snow, some areas like Colorado should see snow every day it looks like, and with heavy snow for Colorado overall Sunday through next week, more moderate to maybe heavy for Utah and the northern Rocky Mountains (including the inland Northwest)/ Southwest Canada, and mostly light snow across Tahoe, but at least it will be snowing again. Winter is definitely coming back!

--> Late February and into March should be busy for the western US, with frequent storms for Tahoe and Utah, moving across Colorado also as the east Pacific ridge breaks down some (Feb 20th-22nd), allowing strong Pacific energy and moisture to move into the western US and southwest Canada, with abundant snowfall for all areas including those parched in recent months like in California. This should have been the pattern across the western US already, if patterns were anything near "normal" so far in 2018... Do You want to see OTHER AREAS mentioned, email me and let me know... CM


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Mountain Summit Forecast

Monday
↑41° / ↓37°
iconWinds: S 4 to 13 mph, then E 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑40° / ↓37°
Sky
Overcast before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top S 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 27 to 31 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑41° / ↓37°
Sky
Cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top E 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 28 to 35 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,669ft
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Tuesday
↑42° / ↓39°
iconWinds: SE 4 to 13 mph, then S 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑41° / ↓39°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SE 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 29 to 31 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑42° / ↓40°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 29 to 34 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,669ft
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Wednesday
↑44° / ↓40°
iconWinds: SW 7 to 16 mph, then S 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑41° / ↓40°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming clear before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 29 to 31 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑44° / ↓41°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 30 to 33 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,669ft
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Thursday
↑43° / ↓34°
iconWinds: S 9 to 20 mph, then SW 19 to 31 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑43° / ↓39°
Sky
Clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top S 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 26 to 32 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑39° / ↓34°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 26 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,669ft
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Friday
↑33° / ↓18°
iconWinds: SW 18 to 30 mph, then SW 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓27°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be 6 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓18°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 10 to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be -7 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,669ft
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Saturday
↑28° / ↓24°
iconWinds: SW 11 to 22 mph, then SW 12 to 24 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓24°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
Flurries possible through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 11 to 22 mph. Expected wind chill to be 6 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓26°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 12 to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be 4 to 10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,669ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Monday
↑49° / ↓46°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then E 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑48° / ↓46°
Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds around the base variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 38 to 42 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑49° / ↓48°
Sky
Overcast becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base E 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 40 to 47 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,714ft
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Tuesday
↑51° / ↓48°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑50° / ↓48°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 40 to 45 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑51° / ↓48°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 40 to 50 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,714ft
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Wednesday
↑51° / ↓48°
iconWinds: SW 6 to 15 mph, then S 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑51° / ↓48°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 40 to 45 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑51° / ↓49°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 40 to 44 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,714ft
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Thursday
↑51° / ↓40°
iconWinds: S 8 to 19 mph, then SW 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑51° / ↓47°
Sky
Clear before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base S 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be 38 to 43 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑48° / ↓40°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be 28 to 38 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,714ft
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Friday
↑39° / ↓26°
iconWinds: SW 16 to 28 mph, then SW 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓36°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Wind chill expected to be 19 to 26 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑36° / ↓26°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 10 to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 6 to 19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,714ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑35° / ↓28°
iconWinds: SW 10 to 21 mph, then SW 12 to 24 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓28°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming clear before noon.
Snow
Flurries possible through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 10 to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 15 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓31°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 12 to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 21 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,714ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature54°
  • Soil Low Temperature46°
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  • Soil High Temperature56°
  • Soil Low Temperature49°
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  • Soil High Temperature57°
  • Soil Low Temperature50°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature57°
  • Soil Low Temperature51°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature51°
  • Soil Low Temperature47°
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