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Today's Forecast
↑46° ↓25°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓41% / ↑73%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy and warmer through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
None expected.
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning shifting to S 9 to 20 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 6 to 28 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 19th
↑45° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓41% / ↑78%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy into the evening and overnight with isolated snow showers expected then.
Isolated snow showers overnight (trace)
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 12 to 24 mph through the morning becoming SW 14 to 26 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 55 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 10 to 23 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 20th
↑30° ↓11°
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  • Dewpoint↓19° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓68% / ↑90%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Winds SW 12 to 24 mph through the morning shifting to W 7 to 16 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 51 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -3 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 21st
↑14° ↓0°
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  • Dewpoint↓6° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↓69% / ↑84%
  • 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 skiff before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds NW 10 to 21 mph through the morning becoming W 11 to 22 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -12 to 4 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 22nd
↑20° ↓1°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓55% / ↑83%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth22"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds W 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to W 12 to 24 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -13 to 5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 23rd
↑19° ↓5°
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  • Dewpoint↓12° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓58% / ↑84%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to W 11 to 22 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -8 to 4 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update16 Jan @ 05:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth12 to 14"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
7in, past 7 days. Snow surface is packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation9,900ft
  • Base Elevation7,870ft
  • Vertical Drop2,030ft
  • Longest Trail3.00
  • Trails36 of 44
  • Lifts7 of 8
  • Acreage425 of 470 ( 82% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails1 ( 2% )
23°
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Conditions
  • Humidity56%
  • Dewpoint10°
  • SustainedSE 0mph
  • GustingSE 7mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth21"
Comments
Fair
Location
7 Miles S Aspen CO
  • Elevation9,800ft
  • UpdatedJan 18 @ 12:08
22°
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Conditions
  • Humidity57%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedSE 0mph
  • GustingSE 7mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth18"
Comments
Fair
Location
3 Miles SW Aspen CO
  • Elevation7,897ft
  • UpdatedJan 18 @ 12:20
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Buttermilk-Aspen Discussion
Western Colorado Weather Discussion - Jan 15, 2018

Mostly sunny skies continue across the region as upper-level high pressure ridging continues over Colorado and the west.

Expect mostly sunny skies and a warming trend through mid week under that same ridge...

The big change we have been forecasting (since mid December) is moving in , slightly delayed (by about a week) but on the way for late next week, as the first in a series of strong Pacific winter storms moves in, as a large scale trough of low pressure sets up across the western US. The location of this trough will determine who benefits most from this change-over, but either way we are looking at more snow for all resorts across the western US. More and frequent storms are expected to move through for the rest of January as large scale low pressure remains entrenched across the western US.

LONGER RANGE: Expect winter and frequent snows to continue right into February. CM
US Extended Snowfall Outlook
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Jan 08, 2018

On Tuesday we expect a closed low pressure system to move through southern California mainly, with the northern portion hitting Tahoe and Mammoth. We are forecasting just under powder day totals for some, to over 1 foot of snow, possibly to 1 foot for Big Bear resort areas.

On Wednesday the closed low moves by mainly to the south of Colorado, across New Mexico, with light snow and lower snow levels for Colorado as a northern counterpart moves in as well to kick this low eastward. Decent snow totals are expected, heavier to the south for northern New Mexico including Taos Ski Valley, where  good dump of snow is expected.

On Thursday we expect clearing skies as low pressure exits and a ridge of high pressure builds in again, for mostly sunny skies and cold temperatures.

Thursday through Saturday we expect a drier system to move through the northern to central Rocky Mountains, with colder air and a light snowfall likely for areas of northern Idaho and Western Wyoming to Aspen and western Colorado as an "Alberta Clipper" type of system brushes the area.

LONGER RANGE: The big change coming is looking like just after the 15th with a large scale trough of low pressure setting up across the western US. The location of this trough will determine who benefits most from this change-over, but either way we are looking at more snow for all resorts across the western US. It is looking like the 16th-18th for the change-over to colder and frequently snowy.

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Mountain Summit Forecast

Thursday
↑23° / ↓9°
iconWinds: NW 6 to 15 mph, then SW 12 to 24 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑19° / ↓9°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -2 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑23° / ↓16°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 6 to 21 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,900ft
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Friday
↑33° / ↓23°
iconWinds: SW 22 to 34 mph, then SW 31 to 43 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 53 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 1 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓23°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 31 to 43 mph with gusts up to 88 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -2 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,900ft
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Saturday
↑27° / ↓9°
iconWinds: SW 20 to 32 mph, then W 8 to 19 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓22°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 20 to 32 mph with gusts up to 113 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -4 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓9°
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 near the top W 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -12 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,900ft
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Sunday
↑11° / ↓-3°
iconWinds: NW 12 to 24 mph, then W 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑11° / ↓8°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another skiff before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 27 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -16 to -9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑11° / ↓-3°
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 near the top W 11 to 22 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -27 to -11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,900ft
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Monday
↑17° / ↓-2°
iconWinds: W 11 to 22 mph, then W 12 to 24 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑17° / ↓-2°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 11 to 22 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -28 to -1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑17° / ↓8°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 12 to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -13 to -1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,900ft
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Tuesday
↑16° / ↓2°
iconWinds: W 9 to 20 mph, then W 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑16° / ↓2°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 9 to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -20 to -2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑16° / ↓5°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -19 to -2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,900ft
temperature graph

Mountain Base Forecast

Thursday
↑46° / ↓25°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then S 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑40° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 11 to 32 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑46° / ↓28°
Sky
Partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 32 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 18 to 33 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,870ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑45° / ↓20°
iconWinds: SW 12 to 23 mph, then S 12 to 24 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑40° / ↓20°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 44 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 18 to 29 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑45° / ↓28°
Sky
Becoming mostly cloudy into the evening and overnight with isolated snow showers expected then.
Snow
Isolated snow showers overnight (trace)
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 18 to 31 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,870ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑34° / ↓16°
iconWinds: SW 12 to 24 mph, then W 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑34° / ↓29°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 16 to 21 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓16°
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 around the base W 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 3 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,870ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑18° / ↓4°
iconWinds: NW 9 to 20 mph, then W 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑18° / ↓15°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base NW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -1 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑18° / ↓4°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 11 to 22 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -7 to 2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,870ft
temperature graph
Monday
↑24° / ↓5°
iconWinds: W 8 to 19 mph, then W 12 to 24 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓5°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 8 to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -8 to 11 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓15°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 12 to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 5 to 11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,870ft
temperature graph
Tuesday
↑23° / ↓9°
iconWinds: W 8 to 17 mph, then W 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑23° / ↓9°
Sky
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 8 to 17 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -1 to 11 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑23° / ↓12°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 0 to 11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,870ft
temperature graph

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