Squaw Valley USA ↑33° ↓30° Forecast:   0" Base:   2"
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Network: SNTL
Temperature: 31°
Snow Depth: 36"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.29"
Ward Creek #3 close button
Network: SNTL
Temperature: 34°
Snow Depth: 17"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2.44"
Tahoe City Cross close button
Network: SNTL
Temperature: 35°
Snow Depth: 4"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.45"
Truckee #2 close button
Network: SNTL
Temperature: 32°
Snow Depth: 5"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.56"
Css Lab close button
Network: SNTL
Temperature: 32°
Snow Depth: 18"
Snow Last 24hrs: 6.67"
Rubicon #2 close button
Network: SNTL
Temperature: 32°
Snow Depth: 6"
Snow Last 24hrs: 5.42"
Independence Lake close button
Network: SNTL
Temperature: 29°
Snow Depth: 47"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.43"
Independence Camp close button
Network: SNTL
Temperature: 33°
Snow Depth: 9"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
Marlette Lake close button
Network: SNTL
Temperature: 30°
Snow Depth: 15"
Snow Last 24hrs: 3.28"
Fallen Leaf close button
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Temperature: 35°
Snow Depth: 1"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
Little Valley close button
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Temperature: 36°
Snow Depth: 2"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.17"
Independence Creek close button
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Temperature: 32°
Snow Depth: 4"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2.08"
Mt Rose Ski Area close button
Network: SNTL
Temperature: 28°
Snow Depth: 50"
Snow Last 24hrs: 6.27"
Echo Peak close button
Network: SNTL
Temperature: 31°
Snow Depth: 21"
Snow Last 24hrs: 7.29"
Big Meadow close button
Network: SNTL
Temperature: 30°
Snow Depth: 24"
Snow Last 24hrs: 3.14"
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Temperature: 28°
Snow Depth: 26"
Snow Last 24hrs: 3.79"
Today's Forecast
↑33° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↓22% / ↑59%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Partly cloudy before noon and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast later into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to SW 25 to 37 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 10 to 19 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑31° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑17°
  • Humidity↓28% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow9"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches before noon and 5 to 8 inches in the afternoon followed by another dusting into the evening.
None expected.
Winds SW 38 to 50 mph through the morning becoming SW 18 to 30 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 63 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -7 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑18° ↓11°
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  • Dewpoint↓16° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓99% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow5"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 4 inches in the early morning, then another 2 to 3 inches before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.55 inches
Winds SW 15 to 27 mph through the morning becoming SW 12 to 24 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 56 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -17 to -9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 26th
↑26° ↓14°
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑11°
  • Humidity↓44% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Flurries possible.
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds SW 8 to 19 mph through the morning becoming SW 16 to 28 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 78 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -11 to 5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 27th
↑36° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓22° / ↑22°
  • Humidity↓42% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast throughout the day.
None expected today.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 16 to 28 mph through the morning becoming variable at 1 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 53 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 2 to 19 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 28th
↑43° ↓37°
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  • Dewpoint↓9° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓17% / ↑56%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
None expected today.
Winds variable at 1 to 8 mph through the morning becoming variable at 1 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening. Wind chill expected to be between 22 to 32 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update23 Jan @ 07:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs1"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs2"
  • Season Total94"
  • Average Base Depth18 to 45"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
14in, past 7 days. Snow surface is packed powder and machine groomed
  • High Lift Elevation9,050ft
  • Base Elevation6,200ft
  • Vertical Drop2,850ft
  • Longest Trail3.2 miles
  • Trails74 of 170
  • Lifts22 of 29
  • Acreage700 of 3600 ( 44% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails32 ( 19% )
  • Trails with Snow Making6 ( % )
  • Tubingyes
  • Tubing Hours11a-4p
29°
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Conditions
  • Humidity20%
  • Dewpoint-7°
  • SustainedW 20mph
  • GustingW 22mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth49"
Comments
Unreported
Location
2 Miles E Donner Summit CA
  • Elevation9,416ft
  • UpdatedJan 23 @ 09:14
26°
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Conditions
  • Humidity75%
  • Dewpoint19°
  • Sustained 0mph
  • Gusting 0mph
  • Visibility0.50 miles
  • Snow Depth2"
Comments
Freezing Fog
Location
4 Miles WNW Tahoe City CA
  • Elevation7,772ft
  • UpdatedJan 23 @ 09:09
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Location
  • City: Tahoe City
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
Tahoe - Mammoth
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Dec 14, 2017

The strong, blocking, and freakishly permanent upper level high pressure ridge across the northeast Pacific and west coast of the US continues to say NO! to any real juicy Pacific storms hitting the west coast and the rest of the western US, as the real big dumps of Western US snow usually arrive in part from more of an over-water trajectory across the Pacific, that the current pattern does not allow (except in the case of fickle, and usually weak cut-off low pressure systems). Instead we have been stuck with mostly just dustings of snow, or just sunny weather, with the real cold and snow to the east.

It looks like the ridge of high pressure will hold through December, and even into the New Year, with short-lived winter events affecting the Sierra Nevada, otherwise mostly dry, sunny conditions, then winter should rush in for Tahoe-Mammoth and the Western US shortly after the start of the New Year as the pattern shifts during early January. Some diverted (by the ridge) and mostly limited moisture or strength low pressure systems move through the west a few days before Christmas, clipping The Tahoe area with mostly light snow. For now, if you are desiring a western US ski or snowboard vacation, the areas that will fare best (only in relation to other western US resort areas) are western Wyoming/ southwest Montana, and Colorado/ New Mexico (cut-off low pressure system potential is the reason New Mexico was thrown in).
By early January, all areas of the western US will likely start to see some rain and snow, including Big Bear in southern California, and some  big storms for Tahoe and Mammoth.

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US Extended Snowfall Outlook
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Jan 18, 2018

The start of winter has been a bit delayed from what we forecast back in mid-December (by about a week), but is here, no doubt, and will be with us for the rest of January and into February most likely, with plenty of cold and snowy storms on the way...

Today and Friday we expect snow to fall across the Sierra Nevada (Tahoe-Mammoth), and Wasatch mountain ranges (Salt Lake Utah resort areas), to the tune of a foot of fresh for both Tahoe and Mammoth before its all over, and also 6 inches to a foot of snow for Colorado! Southern California will also see some snow, with some light snow expected in Big Bear mainly on Friday.

Do you want to ski or board in 6 inches to 1 foot of mostly fresh snow, while the sun shines? Go to Tahoe or Mammoth. Do you want to ski or board while its snowing, and 6 inches to 1 foot or more of snow expected? Go to Colorado or Utah for the freshest turns...

The coming weeks will be more busy and we expect frequent snowfalls across all resort areas of the western US and Western Canada. Follow your favorite forecasts at www.snowforecast.com.

LONGER RANGE: We expect a busy pattern (frequent snows) across the western US and Canada into early February.

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Mountain Summit Forecast

Tuesday
↑32° / ↓29°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 19 mph, then SW 25 to 37 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓29°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 13 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓30°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 8 to 16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,752ft
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Wednesday
↑30° / ↓17°
iconWinds: SW 38 to 50 mph, then SW 18 to 30 mph
iconForecast Snow: 9"
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AM

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↑30° / ↓28°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 38 to 50 mph with gusts up to 63 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 2 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓17°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 5 to 8 inches in the afternoon followed by another dusting later into the evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 54 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -10 to 2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,752ft
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Thursday
↑16° / ↓10°
iconWinds: SW 15 to 27 mph, then SW 12 to 24 mph
iconForecast Snow: 5"
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AM

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↑16° / ↓10°
Sky
Overcast becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 4 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.55 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 48 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -19 to -11 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑15° / ↓12°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 95 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -15 to -12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,752ft
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Friday
↑25° / ↓13°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 19 mph, then SW 16 to 28 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑19° / ↓13°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 56 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -13 to -1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓19°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 78 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -1 to 4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,752ft
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Saturday
↑34° / ↓25°
iconWinds: SW 16 to 28 mph, then variable 1 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓25°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 53 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 2 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓28°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 7 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,752ft
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Sunday
↑41° / ↓36°
iconWinds: variable 1 to 8 mph, then variable 1 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓36°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 20 to 26 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑41° / ↓40°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 27 to 30 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,752ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Tuesday
↑41° / ↓30°
iconWinds: SW 4 to 13 mph, then SW 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑41° / ↓30°
Sky
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 20 to 32 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑41° / ↓31°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 18 to 32 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,243ft
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Wednesday
↑39° / ↓25°
iconWinds: SW 21 to 33 mph, then SW 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 9"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓30°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 15 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑39° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 5 to 8 inches in the afternoon, then another dusting into the evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 8 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,243ft
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Thursday
↑25° / ↓19°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 19 mph, then SW 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 5"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓19°
Sky
Overcast becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 4 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.55 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 27 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 1 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓20°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 4 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,243ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑30° / ↓17°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then SW 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓17°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Flurries possible 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 between 2 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓24°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 9 to 19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,243ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑38° / ↓25°
iconWinds: SW 5 to 14 mph, then variable 1 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓25°
Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 42 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 10 to 24 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑38° / ↓33°
Sky
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 20 to 26 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,243ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑45° / ↓35°
iconWinds: variable 1 to 8 mph, then variable 1 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑45° / ↓35°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 23 to 39 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑45° / ↓37°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 28 to 38 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,243ft
temperature graph

Snow Maker's Corner

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  • Soil High Temperature30°
  • Soil Low Temperature29°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
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  • Soil Low Temperature29°
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  • Soil High Temperature30°
  • Soil Low Temperature27°
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  • Soil High Temperature26°
  • Soil Low Temperature23°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature24°
  • Soil Low Temperature22°
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