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Elevation: 11,100ft
Temperature: 16°
Snow Depth: 49"
Snow Last 24hrs: 3.57"
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Elevation: 11,400ft
Temperature: 14°
Snow Depth: 51"
Snow Last 24hrs: 14.2"
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Temperature: 17°
Snow Depth: 32"
Snow Last 24hrs: 10.43"
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Snow Depth: 41"
Snow Last 24hrs: 12.57"
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Snow Depth: 33"
Snow Last 24hrs: 24.55"
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Temperature: 15°
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Snow Last 24hrs: 5.84"
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Temperature: 14°
Snow Depth: 55"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.2"
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Temperature: 20°
Snow Depth: 29"
Snow Last 24hrs: 12.21"
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Temperature: 16°
Snow Depth: 37"
Snow Last 24hrs: 10.97"
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Temperature: 14°
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Snow Last 24hrs: 24.09"
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Temperature: 15°
Snow Depth: 49"
Snow Last 24hrs: 14.76"
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Temperature: -1°
Snow Depth: 31"
Snow Last 24hrs: 13.11"
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Temperature: 17°
Snow Depth: 25"
Snow Last 24hrs: 20.65"
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Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓-3° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓76% / ↑90%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth54"
Cloudy before noon and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy later into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds W 10 to 21 mph through the morning shifting to SW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 34 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -26 to -16 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 21st
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓69% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Clear through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount before noon and 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds SW 10 to 21 mph through the morning shifting to SW 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -20 to -1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 22nd
↑15° ↓8°
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓81% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow10"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast throughout the day.
Snowfall expected 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: 0.22 to 1.08 inches
Winds W 4 to 13 mph through the morning becoming SW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -10 to 10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 23rd
↑14° ↓6°
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  • Dewpoint↓5° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↓58% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow8"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another 4 to 7 inches before noon and 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.16 to 0.78 inches
Winds SW 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming W 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -11 to -1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 24th
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  • Dewpoint↓3° / ↑-3°
  • Humidity↓44% / ↑82%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth22"
Cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Flurries possible.
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Winds W 15 to 27 mph through the morning becoming W 14 to 26 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 49 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -31 to -11 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 25th
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  • Dewpoint↓2° / ↑1°
  • Humidity↓49% / ↑87%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth21"
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon and 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds W 24 to 36 mph through the morning shifting to W 16 to 28 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 45 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -34 to -12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update20 Feb @ 06:02
  • Snow Last 24hrs5"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs5"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth54"
  • Today's Snow Potential3"
Comments
3in, past 3 days. Snow surface is powder
  • High Lift Elevation13,050ft
  • Base Elevation10,520ft
  • Vertical Drop2,270ft
  • Longest Trail1.5 miles
  • Trails110 of 132
  • Lifts8 of 9
  • Acreage1118 of 1331 ( 83% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails13 ( 12% )
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Conditions
  • Humidity65%
  • Dewpoint-9°
  • SustainedSW 7mph
  • GustingSW 16mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Fair
Location
3 Miles NW Berthoud Falls CO
  • Elevation12,247ft
  • UpdatedFeb 20 @ 10:22
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Conditions
  • Humidity85%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedN 3mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth22"
Comments
Partly Cloudy
Location
2 Miles SSW Loveland Pass CO
  • Elevation10,102ft
  • UpdatedFeb 20 @ 10:22
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  • City: Dillon
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Arapahoe Basin Discussion
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

Today low pressure stalls out some, with lighter snow and VERY cold air (but not much wind, so not as cold as we could see). The winds drop off a lot on Tuesday after the cold front moves in, so, cold Tuesday with clouds and lingering light snow showers, light to maybe moderate (in some spots) accumulations.

On Wednesday we see low pressure troughing remain, a bit unsettled, but so little moisture in the modified arctic air mass that we do not expect any snow. If there is snow it will be in the form of non-accumulating flurries. We see no forcing mechanism for snow outside of some minor upper level dynamics. We expect mostly sun on the mountain, but layer up, it will be cold.

On Thursday and through Friday expect another storm system to move through with snow, this time lighter it seems with a potentially more over-land path into the western US and southwest Canada, smaller-scale, and less dynamics or cold air (strength).

Saturday into Sunday (may end up with a fresh snow + sun Sunday in Aspen, 25th) we expect more snow from a couple of low pressure systems, likely to be smaller-scale, decent storms but we will be watching. 

LONGER RANGE: The rest of 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 (this happens after Sunday mainly, after the 25th and through early March), allowing strong Pacific energy and moisture to move into the western US and southwest Canada. This should have been the pattern across the western US already, if patterns were anything near "normal" so far in 2018. More heavy snow is coming to Colorado, but Tahoe and Utah may be favored this time around (last few days of Feb _ early March). CM
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

Tuesday
↑-7° / ↓-13°
iconWinds: W 16 to 28 mph, then SW 22 to 34 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning, then another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -51 to -45 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑-10° / ↓-12°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 51 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -51 to -43 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 14,207ft
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Wednesday
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iconWinds: SW 18 to 30 mph, then SW 19 to 31 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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Sky
Clear before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 64 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -48 to -36 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑-1° / ↓-4°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 63 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -36 to -32 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 14,207ft
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Thursday
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iconWinds: SW 12 to 24 mph, then SW 22 to 34 mph
iconForecast Snow: 10"
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AM

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Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another 4 to 7 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.16 to 0.78 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 51 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -33 to -26 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Sky
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 122 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -39 to -25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 14,207ft
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Friday
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iconWinds: SW 15 to 27 mph, then W 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 8"
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AM

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Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning, then another 4 to 7 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.5 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -42 to -30 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑2° / ↓-1°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -32 to -25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 14,207ft
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Saturday
↑2° / ↓-9°
iconWinds: NW 29 to 41 mph, then W 14 to 26 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑-3° / ↓-9°
Sky
Cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Flurries possible through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 29 to 41 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -50 to -30 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑2° / ↓-7°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 14 to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -45 to -35 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 14,207ft
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Sunday
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iconWinds: W 37 to 49 mph, then W 16 to 28 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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Sky
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 37 to 49 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -37 to -36 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑1° / ↓-13°
Sky
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 16 to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -56 to -37 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 14,207ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Tuesday
↑10° / ↓-1°
iconWinds: W 10 to 21 mph, then SW 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 27 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -22 to -14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑7° / ↓-1°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -19 to -11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,497ft
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Wednesday
↑17° / ↓-1°
iconWinds: SW 10 to 21 mph, then SW 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑15° / ↓-1°
Sky
Clear before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -20 to -4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑17° / ↓12°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -4 to 3 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,497ft
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Thursday
↑19° / ↓11°
iconWinds: W 4 to 13 mph, then SW 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 10"
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AM

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↑17° / ↓12°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 4 to 7 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.16 to 0.78 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 0 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑19° / ↓11°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -7 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,497ft
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Friday
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iconWinds: SW 8 to 17 mph, then W 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 8"
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AM

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Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another 4 to 7 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.5 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -8 to 2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑19° / ↓13°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 17 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -3 to 4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,497ft
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Saturday
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iconWinds: W 15 to 27 mph, then W 14 to 26 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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Sky
Overcast becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Flurries possible in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -26 to -6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑12° / ↓4°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 14 to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -24 to -13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,497ft
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Sunday
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iconWinds: W 24 to 36 mph, then W 16 to 28 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑20° / ↓8°
Sky
Clear becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 24 to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -18 to -6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 16 to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -29 to -7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,497ft
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