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Elevation: 10,640ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 38"
Snow Last 24hrs: 18.54"
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Elevation: 10,600ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 37"
Snow Last 24hrs: 21.97"
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Elevation: 10,700ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 73"
Snow Last 24hrs: 9.79"
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Elevation: 10,600ft
Temperature: 11°
Snow Depth: 33"
Snow Last 24hrs: 1575.25"
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Elevation: 10,110ft
Temperature: 11°
Snow Depth: 40"
Snow Last 24hrs: 14.86"
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Elevation: 10,160ft
Temperature: 12°
Snow Depth: 30"
Snow Last 24hrs: 11.57"
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Elevation: 9,200ft
Temperature: 17°
Snow Depth: 41"
Snow Last 24hrs: 477.2"
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Elevation: 8,700ft
Temperature: 15°
Snow Depth: 26"
Snow Last 24hrs: 14.29"
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Elevation: 9,600ft
Temperature: 12°
Snow Depth: 32"
Snow Last 24hrs: 13.36"
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Elevation: 10,400ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 49"
Snow Last 24hrs: 16.94"
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Elevation: 9,600ft
Temperature: 16°
Snow Depth: 25"
Snow Last 24hrs: 55.5"
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Snow Depth: 31"
Snow Last 24hrs: 19.22"
Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓42% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Clear before noon and then mostly cloudy later into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming SW 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -24 to 6 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 22nd
↑18° ↓10°
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  • Dewpoint↓5° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓83% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds SW 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming S 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -7 to 2 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 23rd
↑19° ↓9°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓60% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another 2 to 3 inches before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Winds SW 16 to 28 mph through the morning shifting to NW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 43 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -10 to 1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 24th
↑11° ↓0°
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑3°
  • Humidity↓59% / ↑87%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be a trace before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds W 12 to 24 mph through the morning shifting to SW 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 55 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -17 to -9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 25th
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  • Dewpoint↓3° / ↑3°
  • Humidity↓63% / ↑87%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds W 12 to 24 mph through the morning becoming W 12 to 24 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -14 to -6 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 26th
↑22° ↓3°
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  • Dewpoint↓6° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓47% / ↑73%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Clear through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming S 13 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -13 to 7 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update20 Jan @ 02:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth12 to 18"
  • Today's Snow Potential1"
Comments
Snow surface is variable conditions and machine groomed
  • High Lift Elevation10,100ft
  • Base Elevation9,500ft
  • Vertical Drop600ft
  • Longest Trailvariable
  • Trails0 of 20
  • Lifts0 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 0 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails6 ( 14% )
  • Cross Country Area16
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Conditions
  • Humidity40%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedW 0mph
  • GustingW 7mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth72"
Comments
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Location
7 Miles S Aspen CO
  • Elevation9,800ft
  • UpdatedFeb 21 @ 04:09
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  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Ashcroft Ski Touring Discussion
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

Today 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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Expanded Outlook

Wednesday
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iconWinds: SW 8 to 17 mph, then SW 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑16° / ↓-4°
Sky
Clear before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -24 to -1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑19° / ↓13°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -1 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,124ft
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Thursday
↑18° / ↓10°
iconWinds: SW 9 to 20 mph, then S 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑18° / ↓11°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -2 to 2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑18° / ↓10°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds S 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -7 to 1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,124ft
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Friday
↑19° / ↓9°
iconWinds: SW 16 to 28 mph, then NW 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑19° / ↓9°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning, then another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 43 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -10 to -4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑19° / ↓9°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -8 to 1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,124ft
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Saturday
↑11° / ↓0°
iconWinds: W 12 to 24 mph, then SW 8 to 19 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑9° / ↓0°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -17 to -9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑11° / ↓3°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 42 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -14 to -9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,124ft
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Sunday
↑12° / ↓1°
iconWinds: W 12 to 24 mph, then W 12 to 24 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑10° / ↓2°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -14 to -8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑12° / ↓1°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds W 12 to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -14 to -6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,124ft
temperature graph
Monday
↑22° / ↓3°
iconWinds: SW 9 to 20 mph, then S 13 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑22° / ↓3°
Sky
Clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds SW 9 to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -13 to 6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑22° / ↓14°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 13 to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -1 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,124ft
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