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Snow Depth: 23"
Snow Last 24hrs: 8.01"
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Snow Depth: 47"
Snow Last 24hrs: 18.43"
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Snow Depth: 26"
Snow Last 24hrs: 17.66"
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Snow Depth: 32"
Snow Last 24hrs: 12.37"
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Snow Last 24hrs: 1796.35"
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Snow Depth: 18"
Snow Last 24hrs: 10.07"
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Snow Last 24hrs: 10.72"
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Snow Depth: 29"
Snow Last 24hrs: 116.3"
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Today's Forecast
↑33° ↓5°
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  • Dewpoint↓5° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓56% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth22"
Mostly cloudy with isolated snow showers early, becoming mostly clear and chilly with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear into the evening.
A trace of snow, early.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming W 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -16 to 1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑40° ↓0°
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  • Dewpoint↓5° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓29% / ↑53%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, milder, then partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
No snow today.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds Variable 4 to 12 mph through the morning shifting to SW 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. The wind chill is expected to be between -10 to 10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑42° ↓8°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑1°
  • Humidity↓31% / ↑76%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy in the afternoon and evening, with snow developing in the evening, overnight.
Snowfall is forecast to be 1 to 2 inches at the base, most falling overnight, with 2 to 4 inches of snowfall on the upper mountain.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 10 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to SW 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -11 to 8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 26th
↑24° ↓12°
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↓68% / ↑86%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Cloudy and much colder with low density snowfall expected through the day, and continuing into the overnight. Areas of blowing snow are expected with windy conditions.
Snowfall is forecast to be 3 to 5 inches at the base through the day, with 5 to 9 inches of snowfall on the upper mountain.
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.5 inches
Winds W 10 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to NW 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -26 to -16 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 27th
↑22° ↓2°
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  • Dewpoint↓0° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓55% / ↑79%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth23"
Mostly cloudy and colder with snow showers through the morning, and then partly cloudy and cold through the afternoon and evening with isolated snow flurries.
Light snow early, then snow flurries possible throughout the day.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds NW 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to NW 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -33 to -17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 28th
↑35° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓52% / ↑75%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 7 to 16 mph through the morning becoming W 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 10 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update23 Jan @ 05:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs3"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth33 to 42"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
7in, past 72 hours. Snow surface is packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation11,675ft
  • Base Elevation8,040ft
  • Vertical Drop3,635ft
  • Longest Trail3.5 miles
  • Trails83 of 122
  • Lifts5 of 5
  • Acreage756 of 1053 ( 68% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails8 ( 7% )
23°
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Conditions
  • Humidity53%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedS 0mph
  • GustingS 3mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth23"
Comments
A Few Clouds
Location
5 Miles SSW Aspen CO
  • Elevation11,598ft
  • UpdatedJan 23 @ 10:08
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Conditions
  • Humidity49%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedS 0mph
  • GustingS 2mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth22"
Comments
A Few Clouds
Location
7 Miles S Aspen CO
  • Elevation7,897ft
  • UpdatedJan 23 @ 10:20
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  • City: Aspen
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Aspen Highlands Discussion
Western Colorado Weather Discussion - Jan 22, 2018

Today looks mostly sunny and beautiful with some fresh new snow on the ground as the latest storm system exits Colorado. A weak weather disturbance passes through this evening and tonight with a quick dusting of snow. Areas along the divide could see about 4 inches of accumulation from it, while we are expecting a dusting to 1" in Aspen, more on the mountain. Northwest slopes and areas nearest the divide, north of the I-70 are favored. 

Tuesday clears out for another mostly sunny day under a brief ridge of high pressure, then Wednesday continues the same pattern, with mostly sunny skies and some valley inversion layers (temperatures colder in the valley areas than the nearby mountains late/ early). By Wednesday we see a change coming again...

Thursday and Friday (100% on track from the last forecast) we expect a strong low-pressure system to move through with more snowfall. We are expecting that this one is capable of producing a powder day for all areas of Colorado, southwest/ San Juan Mountains included, though moisture is forecast to be a bit limited. The weekend (as forecast, on track), the 26th-28th looks like a great one to show up for the best conditions of the season, base depth and surface conditions all considered. Mostly sunny skies are expected Saturday and Sunday, though we may see a fast shot of snow in between (at night most likely) as high pressure ridging builds in.

LONGER RANGE: More and frequent storms are expected to move through (after a brief break early next week) for January 30-31 as large scale low pressure becomes entrenched across the western US again. Winter is Back! Expect winter and frequent snows to continue right into February, in fact, February is looking very busy with storms, to start. CM
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.

Feel free to share this, but please cite credit to snowforecast.com. Thank you! CM

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Mountain Summit Forecast

Tuesday
↑11° / ↓-3°
iconWinds: W 14 to 26 mph, then W 17 to 29 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑8° / ↓-3°
Sky
Mostly cloudy with isolated snow showers early, becoming mostly clear and chilly with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
A trace, early.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -25 to -21 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑11° / ↓3°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 51 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -21 to -14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,678ft
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Wednesday
↑18° / ↓4°
iconWinds: W 15 to 27 mph, then SW 19 to 31 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑15° / ↓4°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -14 to -6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑18° / ↓10°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -6 to -4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,678ft
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Thursday
↑21° / ↓9°
iconWinds: SW 27 to 39 mph, then SW 16 to 28 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑18° / ↓9°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 27 to 39 mph with gusts up to 69 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -7 to -4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓18°
Sky
Skies become mostly cloudy in the afternoon and evening, with snow developing in the evening, overnight.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 2 to 4 inches, most falling overnight, on the upper mountain.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 16 to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -22 to -6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,678ft
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Friday
↑3° / ↓-6°
iconWinds: W 17 to 29 mph, then NW 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 7"
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AM

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↑3° / ↓-3°
Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 3 to 5 on the upper mountain.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 17 to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -33 to -28 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑-3° / ↓-6°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 2 to 4 inches on the upper mountain.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NW 12 to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -38 to -33 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,678ft
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Saturday
↑2° / ↓-8°
iconWinds: NW 22 to 34 mph, then NW 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑-3° / ↓-8°
Sky
Mostly cloudy with snow showers through the morning.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 22 to 34 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -41 to -37 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑2° / ↓-3°
Sky
Partly cloudy with snow flurries at times through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -37 to -34 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,678ft
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Sunday
↑24° / ↓17°
iconWinds: W 9 to 20 mph, then W 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑20° / ↓17°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 9 to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -4 to 3 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓20°
Sky
Partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 10 to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 3 to 5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,678ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Tuesday
↑33° / ↓5°
iconWinds: W 8 to 17 mph, then W 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓5°
Sky
Mostly cloudy with isolated snow showers early, becoming mostly clear and chilly with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
A trace of snow, early.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -16 to -4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓15°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -10 to 1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,040ft
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Wednesday
↑40° / ↓0°
iconWinds: SW 4 to 12 mph, then SW 10 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓0°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and milder temperatures.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds Variable at 4 to 12 mph. The wind chill is expected to be between -10 to 8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑40° / ↓15°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. The wind chill is expected to be between -1 to 10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,040ft
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Thursday
↑42° / ↓8°
iconWinds: SW 10 to 20 mph, then SW 15 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑37° / ↓8°
Sky
Partly cloudy and milder in the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -2 to 8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑42° / ↓28°
Sky
Skies become mostly cloudy in the afternoon and evening, with snow developing in the evening, overnight.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 1 to 2 inches at the base, most falling overnight, with 2 to 4 inches of snowfall on the upper mountain.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 15 to 25 with gusts to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -11 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,040ft
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Friday
↑24° / ↓12°
iconWinds: W 10 to 20 mph, then NW 10 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓12°
Sky
Cloudy and much colder with low density snowfall expected through the day. Areas of blowing snow are expected with windy conditions.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 2 to 3 inches at the base, with 3 to 5 inches of snowfall on the upper mountain.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 13 to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -20 to -16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑18° / ↓12°
Sky
Cloudy and much colder with low density snowfall expected to continue, through overnight. Areas of blowing snow are expected with windy conditions.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 1 to 2 inches at the base, with 2 to 4 inches of snowfall on the upper mountain.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 12 to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -26 to -20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,040ft
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Saturday
↑22° / ↓2°
iconWinds: NW 11 to 22 mph, then NW 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑17° / ↓2°
Sky
Mostly cloudy and colder with snow showers through the morning.
Snow
Light snow early, then snow flurries possible throughout the day.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds NW 11 to 22 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -33 to -17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑22° / ↓0°
Sky
Partly cloudy and cold through the afternoon and evening with isolated snow flurries.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -29 to -17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,040ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑35° / ↓22°
iconWinds: W 6 to 15 mph, then W 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓22°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 6 to 15 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 11 to 26 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓26°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 10 to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 15 to 26 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,040ft
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