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Elevation: 10,110ft
Temperature: 11°
Snow Depth: 40"
Snow Last 24hrs: 14.86"
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Elevation: 10,600ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 37"
Snow Last 24hrs: 21.97"
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Elevation: 10,640ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 38"
Snow Last 24hrs: 18.54"
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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: 10,600ft
Temperature: 11°
Snow Depth: 33"
Snow Last 24hrs: 1575.25"
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Elevation: 10,700ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 73"
Snow Last 24hrs: 9.79"
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Elevation: 10,400ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 49"
Snow Last 24hrs: 16.94"
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Elevation: 9,200ft
Temperature: 17°
Snow Depth: 41"
Snow Last 24hrs: 477.2"
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Elevation: 10,160ft
Temperature: 12°
Snow Depth: 30"
Snow Last 24hrs: 11.57"
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Temperature: 18°
Snow Depth: 31"
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Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓-1° / ↑-3°
  • Humidity↓51% / ↑80%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth25"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear through the morning (COLD), and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy into the afternoon and evening, through overnight, with some light and scattered snow showers expected.
A trace to 1 inch of snowfall afternoon through overnight.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds Variable at 4 to 12 mph through the morning becoming SW 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening. Wind chill expected to be between -29 to -11 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 22nd
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  • Dewpoint↓9° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓55% / ↑84%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth25"
Partly cloudy through the morning and COLD, then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the afternoon through overnight with scattered snow showers expected.
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon through overnight.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds SW 5 to 15 mph through the morning shifting to SW 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -24 to -1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 23rd
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓71% / ↑85%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow5"
  • Regional Snow Depth30"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening with scattered snow showers mainly in the morning, then decreasing
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 4 inches in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Winds W 11 to 22 mph through the morning becoming SW 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -18 to -10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 24th
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  • Dewpoint↓1° / ↑1°
  • Humidity↓61% / ↑86%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day with light snow showers.
Snowfall is expected to be 1 to 2 inches.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds W 16 to 28 mph through the morning becoming SW 13 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 63 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -30 to -20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 25th
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  • Dewpoint↓1° / ↑1°
  • Humidity↓63% / ↑85%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast with light snow showers through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening with isolated snow showers.
Snowfall is forecast to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds W 14 to 26 mph through the morning shifting to W 12 to 24 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 37 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -26 to -16 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 26th
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓47% / ↑72%
  • 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 trace amount in the afternoon.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to S 13 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 31 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -10 to 10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update20 Feb @ 05:02
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs6"
  • Season Total6"
  • Average Base Depth40 to 48"
  • Today's Snow Potential1"
Comments
26in, past 5 days. Snow surface is powder
  • High Lift Elevation11,212ft
  • Base Elevation7,945ft
  • Vertical Drop3,267ft
  • Longest Trail3 miles
  • Trails76 of 76
  • Lifts6 of 8
  • Acreage675 of 675 ( 100% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails7 ( 9% )
26°
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Conditions
  • Humidity37%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedW 0mph
  • GustingW 7mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth39"
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Location
5 Miles SSW Aspen CO
  • Elevation11,598ft
  • UpdatedFeb 21 @ 04:09
23°
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Conditions
  • Humidity40%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedW 0mph
  • GustingW 7mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth26"
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Overcast
Location
7 Miles S Aspen CO
  • Elevation9,800ft
  • UpdatedFeb 21 @ 04:09
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Aspen Mountain - Ajax 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 much snow later today. The snow we do expect this afternoon through tonight looks very light. Otherwise, we expect mostly sun on the mountain until afternoon, 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

Wednesday
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iconWinds: SW 10 to 20 mph, then SW 10 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear through the morning (COLD), and then mostly clear with a few clouds.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -42 to -33 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑2° / ↓-2°
Sky
Becoming mostly cloudy into the afternoon and evening, through overnight, with some light and scattered snow showers expected.
Snow
1 to 2 inches of snowfall afternoon through overnight.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -33 to -29 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,212ft
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Thursday
↑10° / ↓2°
iconWinds: SW 15 to 25 mph, then SW 20 to 30 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑7° / ↓2°
Sky
Partly cloudy before noon, and COLD.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -32 to -23 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑10° / ↓7°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the afternoon through overnight with scattered snow showers expected.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon through overnight.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 20 to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -23 to -17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,212ft
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Friday
↑11° / ↓2°
iconWinds: SW 23 to 35 mph, then NW 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑10° / ↓4°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 69 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -24 to -19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑11° / ↓2°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -21 to -11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,212ft
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Saturday
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iconWinds: W 16 to 28 mph, then SW 13 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 63 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -32 to -23 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑3° / ↓-2°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -29 to -25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,212ft
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Sunday
↑4° / ↓-3°
iconWinds: W 14 to 26 mph, then W 12 to 24 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑2° / ↓-3°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 37 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -28 to -23 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑4° / ↓0°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 12 to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -23 to -20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,212ft
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Monday
↑13° / ↓3°
iconWinds: SW 12 to 24 mph, then S 13 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑13° / ↓3°
Sky
Clear before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 12 to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -19 to -8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑13° / ↓9°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 13 to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -16 to -8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,212ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Wednesday
↑22° / ↓-8°
iconWinds: SW 4 to 12 mph, then SW 10 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑15° / ↓-8°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear through the morning (COLD), and then mostly clear with a few clouds.
Snow
None expected
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds Variable at 4 to 12 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -29 to -15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑22° / ↓5°
Sky
Becoming mostly cloudy into the afternoon and evening, through overnight, with some light and scattered snow showers expected.
Snow
A trace to 1 inch of snowfall afternoon through overnight.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 10 to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -24 to -11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,945ft
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Thursday
↑30° / ↓-8°
iconWinds: SW 5 to 15 mph, then SW 10 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑23° / ↓-8°
Sky
Partly cloudy before noon, and COLD.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -24 to -8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓20°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the afternoon through overnight with scattered snow showers expected.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon through overnight.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 10 to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -8 to -1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,945ft
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Friday
↑28° / ↓12°
iconWinds: W 11 to 22 mph, then SW 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 5"
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AM

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↑22° / ↓12°
Sky
Overcast before noon with scattered snow showers.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 11 to 22 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -12 to -10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓18°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening with scattered snow showers decreasing.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 12 to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -18 to -10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,945ft
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Saturday
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iconWinds: W 16 to 28 mph, then SW 13 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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Sky
Mostly cloudy with light snow showers.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 63 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -30 to -20 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓12°
Sky
Mostly cloudy with light snow showers.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -27 to -21 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,945ft
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Sunday
↑22° / ↓3°
iconWinds: W 14 to 26 mph, then W 12 to 24 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑16° / ↓3°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 37 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -26 to -19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑22° / ↓14°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds W 12 to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -24 to -16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,945ft
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Monday
↑26° / ↓7°
iconWinds: SW 9 to 20 mph, then S 13 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑26° / ↓7°
Sky
Clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 9 to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -8 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓18°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 13 to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 5 to 13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,945ft
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